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State of Minnesota

History of Reform Efforts: Minnesota

Opinion Polls and Surveys

Justice At Stake Campaign (2008)
59% of Minnesotans agreed that campaign contributions affect the decisions of Minnesota judges. 77% were concerned about judicial candidates having to raise campaign funds, run TV ads, and seek political party and special interest support. By a margin of 74% to 16%, respondents supported a constitutional amendment calling for merit selection of judges, judicial performance evaluations, and retention elections.