Nothing shocking here. According to a recent study, judges are more likely to give friendly rulings to those individuals and corporations that donate to their election campaign. As students in my courses will recall, many states elect their judges! More on the study can be found here.
The Washington Post's George Will recently devoted one of his columns to the
Korematsu case. Students in my Constitutional Law course might want to take a look at this piece as it relates to what we will be discussing on Thursday.