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"Balancing Independence and Accountability of State Court Judges," By James L. Gibson

In recent times, social science scholarship on the selection and retention of state judges, especially high court judges, has exploded. The American states have become interesting again. 1,791 more words

Essays And Reviews

Minnesota: It's Your Constitutional Right to Elect Judges

There is a big push throughout the nation, to do away with Judicial Elections.  George Soros is funneling money into different groups and pushing for this in his heavily funded, … 966 more words


Williams-Yulee and Why It’s Time for America to Stop Electing Judges

For casual news fans and avid U.S. Supreme Court junkies alike, the past week’s headlines have been dominated, not surprisingly, by stories about Obergefell v. Hodges… 1,260 more words


Gail Collins: When Good News Is No News

New York Times — There are times, in our national political conversation, when the good news is so pathetically puny that it actually makes you feel worse. 109 more words


Lawn Sale

Earlier this month Justice Ann Walsh Bradley won her race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court over Circuit Judge James Daley. But Judge Daley was not the only loser; the ideal of impartial justice also took a beating. 662 more words

Repairing The Systen

Challenges ahead for new ICC presidency

The election last month of three female judges to the ICC presidency has been welcomed as a milestone for the Court—and for gender equality in international institutions. 812 more words


How money is ruining America’s courts.

by Sue Bell Cobb,  Politico

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. 234 more words