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Our system of justice is based on the ideal that our judges are principled, objective, and nonpartisan. But let's consider the infrequent "bad apple" among judges. Historian Brewer contends that corrupt judges are no more prevalent today than they were in the past 240 years. Jergens, nevertheless, asserts that the current threat to judiciary independence rivals any other in history, primarily due to the influences of (she persuasively argues) money, fundamentalist ideology and special interests. Laine specifies that an influx of money into the judicial system has influenced the election process: The United States Chamber of Commerce, a conservative group, has spent $50 million on judicial races since 1998. That faction is playing a coercive role in approximately 50% of current judicial races.