Is justice for sale in our state courts? Do campaign contributions influence state court decisions? A study completed by an Emory law professor, Joanna Shepherd, concluded that it does. The main point of her report is as follows:
"The more campaign contributions from business interests the justices receive, the more likely they are to vote for business litigants when they appear before them in court."
The study was published by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy: Justice At Risk: An Empirical Analysis of Campaign Contributions and Judicial Decisions.