Brandenburg and Lyle: The TT Interview

Raising money for judges running in partisan elections makes a lot of people nervous — from judges on down — and would-be reformers are hoping the Texas Legislature will do something to remove or reduce the apparent conflicts of interest in the selection of judges.

Bert Brandenburg, executive director of Justice at Stake, and David Lyle, senior counsel for state advancement at the American Constitution Society, were recently in Austin for a conference on the subject of political money in the courts.

The two talked with the Tribune about the effect of political money in judicial races, about the perception that judges ...

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