In October, we commented on political contributions made by Geoffrey Fieger, and in so doing noted (based on a report at the Follow the Money site) that Fieger contributed the statutory maximum of $3,400 to Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly's campaign in 1996.
We recently received a message from Justice Kelly, asking us to clarify that her committee returned that contribution, for reasons not specified. We are glad to set the record straight on that point. Consider it done.
This raises an interesting point, however. If the Follow the Money site reports all contributions received by a campaign, shouldn't it also somehow reflect those contributions that were returned? Its database does not seem to be geared to handle returned contributions.