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C.  Donors Were Four Times As Likely to Get Heard
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The justices were almost four times more likely to accept petitions filed by contributors than petitions filed by non-contributors. Of the 442 petitions that the court accepted, 70 percent (310 petitions) involved at least one petitioning party or law firm that contributed to a justice.
Donors Accounted for 40% of Petitions Filed...

Petitions Filed
Contributors = 1,582 petitions;
Non-contributors = 2,360 petitions.

  • Contributors filed 40 percent of the petitions.

  • Non-contributors filed 60 percent of the petitions.
  • The court accepted 20 percent of the petitions filed by contributors.

  • The court accepted just 5.5 percent of petitions filed by non-contributors. 
... And 70% of Petitions That the Justices Accepted.

Petitions Accepted
Contributors = 310 petitions;
Non-contributors = 132 petitions.

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