I Was Alabama’s Top Judge. I’m Ashamed By What I Had To Do To Get There. - POLITICO Magazine

03/05/2015 04:03 pm ET | Updated Mar 05, 2015

I felt trapped. I had made it to the top of my profession. I was the chief justice of Alabama, the first woman to head the state Supreme Court. It was, for a lawyer like myself, the pinnacle of achievement. And I’d earned it the hard way. To get to the justice’s chambers, I had won the nation’s most expensive judicial race that year. But at what cost?

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