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November 2010 , Page 9 

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Fear Unleashed: Money, Power and The Threat to Judicial Independence (Inside NACDL)

By Norman L. Reimer

Menacing Male Voice: I was convicted of sexual assaulting three different children.

Second Menacing Male Voice: I was convicted of shooting my ex-girlfriend in the face and murdering her sister while our daughter watched.

Third Menacing Male Voice: I was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman and her 10-year-old daughter, and then I slashed their throats and burned them.

Defiant Male Voice: On appeal, Justice Thomas Kilbride sided with us over law enforcement and our victims.

Disappointed Male Voice: Unfortunately for felons like us, other judges overruled Kilbride and our convictions stood.

Alarmed Female Voice: Thomas Kilbride sided with violent felons like these and in dozens of other cases that you can find at “Kilbride Protects Felons.Org.” Vote NO on retention of Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride.

This dialogue is not fiction. It is an example of the slew of attack ads in the recent judicial election season — one that is likely to smash all records f

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