Billy Corriher is the associate director of research for legal progress at the Center for American Progress, where his work focuses on the influence of judicial campaign contributions on the law. Corriher attended the Georgia State University School of Law, graduating with honors in 2009.

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In state courts across the United States, corporate special interests are spending money to elect judges who interpret the law in a manner that benefits corporations, rather than citizens seeking justice. Yet, it is even more important for judges to be free of political pressure and obligations to wealthy campaign contributors than it is for …

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