A committee calling itself Campaign for 2016 has spent $1.7 million on a furious last-minute effort to deny Lloyd Karmeier a second 10-year term. The campaign, bankrolled by plaintiffs lawyers seeking big paydays from class-action lawsuits, has sponsored mailers and television ads accusing Karmeier of “letting corporations buy justice.”

via Big money in play in Southern Illinois Supreme Court retention – Chicago Tribune.