PMC's letter to the editor in response to the Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial on Caperton v. Massey identifies Merit Selection as the way to get judges out of the fundraising business. In the letter, PMC argues that rules requiring recusal in cases involving campaign contributions are a good first step, but more is needed to address the poisonous role of money in judicial selection:
It's time to get judges out of the fund-raising business altogether. Today, when most of those surveyed are worried about the impact of contributions on how judges rule, we need a system that takes money far away from the scales of justice. When you go to court, you want a judge who considers the facts and the law; you shouldn't be worrying about whether your lawyer or the opposing side gave a campaign contribution. Replacing elections for appellate court judges with merit selection is the way to eliminate this concern.