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- 01/10/11--05:00: _Voters Demand a Fai...
- 01/28/11--05:00: _Weekly Wrap Up
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- 04/12/11--05:00: _Interview with Joan...
- 02/15/12--05:00: _Attempts to shine l...
- 04/16/12--05:00: _When judges take mo...
- 04/18/12--05:00: _U.S. Court of Appea...
- 05/16/12--05:00: _New Mexico Supreme ...
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- 03/03/17--05:00: _Balancing Nonpartis...
- 01/10/11--05:00: Voters Demand a Fair and Impartial Judiciary: NOW WHAT?!
- 01/28/11--05:00: Weekly Wrap Up
- 02/18/11--09:00: Weekly Wrap Up
- 04/01/11--09:00: Weekly Wrap Up
- 04/12/11--05:00: Interview with Joan Mandle, Executive Director of Democracy Matters
- 02/15/12--05:00: Attempts to shine light on the dark side of politics
- 04/16/12--05:00: When judges take money: Campaign contributions in judicial elections
- 05/16/12--05:00: New Mexico Supreme Court candidate disqualified
The other candidate is lazy, soft on crime; a politician. These are the accusations blaring over Alabama airwaves, but you would be mistaken to think that 2012 White House hopefuls have begun campaigning. No, these are the television spots for Alabama Supreme Court candidates. These messages and others like them are often funded by large [...]
Emanuel got the green light for candidacy: Rahm Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor, after a unanimous decision by the Illinois Supreme Court. The Court found that he meets the residency requirements because he paid taxes and maintained a residence he planned to use as his permanent residence–even though he rented it out–in Chicago while [...]
Voter fraud by the Chief Election Official?: Charlie White, the Indiana Secretary of State, is being investigated by a grand jury to determine if he committed voter fraud during the May 2010 primary. White is accused of intentionally voting at the wrong precinct, a potential felony. Misspellings can count: The Alaska Senate unanimously passed a [...]
No more automatic restoration of rights: Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have recently attempted to change how released felon regain the right to vote. Their proposal, which the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund suggests must get preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, would prevent people who committed non-violent felonies [...]
Joan Mandle, executive director of Democracy Matters, was kind enough to share with us her thoughts on some of the important issues confronting the American election process at this time. Democracy Matters is a national nonpartisan organization dedicated to getting private money out of elections. It is the student branch of Common Cause, and in [...]
by Jamel Rowe Corruption—the dark side of politics— is a problem that legislatures and the general public have been battling since the creation of the United States government. Recently, Pennsylvania made the eradication of corruption in judicial elections its primary goal by introducing House Bill 1815 and House Bill 1816 to the General Assembly. In Pennsylvania, [...]
by Kevin Elliker On March 29, 2012, the William & Mary Election Law Society and Election Law Program held a symposium entitled, “More Money, More Problems: Money in Judicial Elections” in Williamsburg, Virginia. The afternoon symposium featured two panels of distinguished speakers moderated by SCOTUSblog reporter Lyle Denniston. The first panel focused on the financial [...]
by Nick Mueller On April 9, 2012 the Eighth Circuit dismissed a case brought by four Iowa voters challenging the constitutionality of the process for the selection of members of the State Judicial Nominating Commission, the commission that selects candidates for the Governor to nominate to the Iowa Supreme Court. The issue in contention was [...]
New Mexico Supreme Court Says Judicial Candidate was Properly Disqualified from Election and Fined for Violations of Public Campaign Financing Law On April 12, 2012, the New Mexico Supreme Court found that candidate for a seat on the New Mexico Court of Appeals was properly disqualified from the election and fined. The case, Montoya v. [...]
by Grant McLoughlin Oklahoma Judicial elections have long been afterthoughts. Oklahoma has a two tiered system for selecting judges. Voters elect local trial judges directly through a non-partisan Top Two primary. Every four years local trial judges must run for re-election. Statewide appellate judges are nominated through a nonpartisan judicial nominating commission. The commission is [...]
By Chris Keslar: States select their judges in a couple different ways, but in thirty-nine states most or all judges are elected. Supporters of competitive elections for judges say that it is “the most democratic way to make judges accountable … Continue reading
By: Carrie Mattingly In Kentucky, all state court judges are elected in nonpartisan elections. Kentucky’s Code of Judicial Conduct seeks to keep candidates on nonpartisan message. But the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently struck down some judicial campaign … Continue reading
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