THERE is no question, state supreme court seats have a price tag and in Michigan as well as Ohio...AS WELL AS OTHER STATES AROUND THE U.S.
These current incumbent Republican state court justices even went so far as to openly support by amicus briefs, Massey Energy Corp's position before the U.S. Supreme Court, last year, that it was NOT a 14th amendment Due Process violation and conflict of interest to give three million to a judicial candidate for the state's high court,...even though this judge expressly ran and was backed by Massey due to a specific case that was later heard by this very candidate...
Amazingly...this judge did not recuse...and these Michigan and Ohio justices, all Republican believe there was NOTHING wrong with this kind of sale of justice...and bazen judicial indifference to the appearance of impropriety if not outright corruption of our nation's highest state courts...
in a different era, it was called corruption and bribery of a judicial officer; to these modern era state supreme court justices
its called "shared philosophy" "business" and "freedom of speech" and in a word,
expressing a certain "political philosophy only" by any means necessary;
and what is THEIR new so called judicial PHILOSOPHY?
"we will trump the ordinary citizens rights at every turn and we will curtail any kind of tort system that works against the insurance corporations interests and we will NOT allow ANY liberal thought onto these fucking benches,
damn whatever the public thinks or beleives about it or this process
or what most noted legal observers say about corruption in the courts...BIG money is good MONEY! and it shall remain, AS LONG AS IT GAINS US A SEAT OF POWER...PREFERABLY, ANY and ALL SEATS OF POWER WE CAN MUSTER...INside EVERY STATE SUPREME COURT , like OHIO
...WHERE THE CORPORATE LAW FIRMS ARE WINNING THE DAY before such courts in each and every election since 2000
...DUE TO SUCH OUTRAGEOUS MONEY rich, and ELECTORIAL SYSTEMS...
JUSTICE FOR SALE...IS THE REAL WORD UP ON THIS KIND OF CONDUCT
AND THE PRETENSE OF FAIRNESS, OUGHT NOT BE DISMISSED BY ANY ONE INTERESTED IN OUR OPEN AND FAIR AND INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY IN THIS NATION...