The attack ads accusing Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson
of siding with child molesters have been widely decried, even by her
opponent Eric Levinson. This spring, a post-Citizens United dark
money operation called Justice for All NC spent $900,000 on a failed
blitz to knock Hudson, a registered Democrat out of the primary.
Two days ago, the New York Times Joe Nocera weighed in. North
Carolina has been a recent focal point for the Grey Lady, both for the
Tillis/Hagan race that could swing the Senate, and for being a kind
of testing ground for the efficacy of 21st century conservative, deregulatory
schemes and campaign spending in the wake of Citizens United.
Former Supreme Court justices, both conservative and democrat, were
appalled by the ads, which, as Bert Brandenberg of Justice at Stake tells
the Times, are becoming the “new normal.”
An impartial judiciary is being overrun by big money.