Wednesday, May 21, 2003

In Lowering the Bar: Lawyers Keep Texas Appeals Judges on Retainer, TPJ analyzes campaign contributions to 73 judges who sat on intermediate state appeals courts in January 2003. These judges raised $6.8 million for 87 winning campaigns to sit on Texas 14 intermediate appeals courts between 1997 and 2002. Led by leading defense and plaintiff firms that have numberous cases in state courts, lawyers and law firms supplied 72 percent ($4.9 million) of all the money in the justices’ war chests.

Read the media release and the full report.