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Choice: Too Much of a Good Thing?

by Jonathan Yeung

The ‘freedom to choose’ has become so fundamental to modern (might I say, western) societies that it is essentially considered a basic right. 1,216 more words

Culture

This is Why Judges Shouldn't Be Elected

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week relative to whether a State may bar judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions for their elections. The case of… 336 more words

Politics

Thoughts on Williams-Yulee

This is the judicial elections free-speech case. See SCOTUSBlog for the case materials. It is set to be argued today.

In a nutshell, this case is about a Florida canon (rule) of judicial conduct which prohibits candidates (and incumbent running for reelection) for judge from personally soliciting campaign contributions. 553 more words

Supreme Court could toss remaining rules on money in State judicial elections

It had to come to this. At a GOP rally on October 25, Ohio Supreme Court Judge Judith French, who was up for reelection, seemed to forget herself… 957 more words

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Media Ignoring Case that Could Lift Ban on Judicial Candidates Seeking Donations

Media Matters: “On January 20, the court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, in which a candidate for an elected county judge position — Lanell Williams-Yulee — sent out a fundraising letter that she signed herself. 168 more words

ASP 13 Day Seven: Hungarian judge elected | Importance of communications underscored

The 13th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) continued today at the United Nations in New York. 722 more words

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ASP 13 Day Six: Civil society address Assembly | Still no sixth judge

The 13th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) continued today at the United Nations in New York. 1,139 more words

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