In Tennessee, A Ballot Question Over The Best Way To Elect Judges05:18

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Across the county, record amounts of money will be spent on judicial races this year. Much of that money comes from special interest groups, drawing criticism from advocates who say judgeships are up for sale like never before.

In November, voters in Tennessee will face a ballot question over the future of judicial elections in their state. It has ignited debate over what is the fairest way to select judges and comes after an August judge race that cost more than $2 million.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Bobby Allyn of WPLN in Nashville reports.


This segment aired on October 30, 2014.