A strong democracy requires protecting everyone’s constitutional rights and ensuring our courts are fair and impartial.


Fair and impartial courts are one of the foundations of democracy. Yet today, some state-level judges are forced to raise money from special interests to sit on the bench, lack strong ethical standards, or are selected through an unfair process.

Common Cause advocates for transparency and fairness when it comes to picking judges and shaping our courts. Ensuring that judges are beholden only to the law and keeping courtrooms fair are keys to building a strong 21st century democracy.

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