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"Candidate says Alabama Supreme Court rulings favor corporate interests"

The Mobile Press-Register reports: The Alabama Supreme Court race between Tommy Bryan and Debra Jones is bringing new attention to a oft-heard political theme: the potentially corrupting influence of special interest donations in judicial campaigns. But this time there's a twist.

Jones is offering an example as she decries the influence of large campaign spending by political action committees.

The circuit judge from Anniston pointed to a state Supreme Court decision last year overturning an $8.5 million verdict that favored a passenger injured in a traffic accident in 2003. The court ordered a new trial after finding that Etowah County Judge William Rhea improperly asked prospective jurors whether they would be willing to serve on a trial expected to last several weeks. ...

Said Jones: "Common sense will tell you if you take a $25,000 PAC donation, you're going to be influenced -- period." -- Read the whole story --> Candidate says Alabama Supreme Court rulings favor corporate interests | al.com

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