The U.S. Supreme Court appears headed from this account
to a familiar liberal-conservative split on the question of whether states that elect judges
, including Arkansas,
may prohibit judicial candidates from directly soliciting campaign contributions.
Liberals think it's a good rule to preserve impartiality. Conservatives seem to like the free speech argument. Justice Anthony Kennedy
said little. He may again be a swing vote.
Money influences elections for judge regardless. We'd better off with an appointive system.