campaign contributions

 A reader writes to tell me that the unfortunate decision in Whirlpool, Inc. v Camacho was marred by the fact that the winning law firm had given $67,500 to three members of the Texas Supreme Court.  I previously wrote about this case earlier.  Among the many things wrong with that decision is that the

 Its a repulsive case, one in which a large company was able to effectively buy "justice."  Highlighted on 60 Minutes and elsewhere.  Now, the US Supreme Court has spoken and found in favor of the good guys.  Caperton v. AT Massey Coal Co. Inc.  But, as Mike Maslanka points out, it could lead to other issues, such