One man's view of a small corner of the planet.
The opinions are my own and, while I welcome your comments, I will maintain decorum here.
It depends how closely SCOTUS restricts its holding to the circumstances in the WV case. But the short answer is, yes, it's probably going to have some effect in all States where judges are elected and benefit from huge outlays of cash. Here's a little bit more about it.
I'm not so sure it will impact the current election, particularly if the decision doesn't come out 'till July--well after the April election. What I see as the big difference here is that the case before the U.S. Supremes, involves ONE defendant, who happened to have donated near $3mil. to the campaign. I don't think that is the same thing as having a lot of people donating a few hundred--or even a few thousand--dollars. It is a great plug for NOT electing justices, as well as public financing of all campaigns. IMOHO
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