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Why does America elect judges, anyway?

The presidential race is dominating the airwaves this primary season. Depending on where states are in the electoral cycle, primary voters also will pick candidates for senators, governors, and other state officers, as well as for congressional representatives, state legislators, and local officials. 2,313 more words

The reality behind The Good Wife's cast of judges

Well some odd weeks later and I’ve caught up (save for the current season) on The Good Wife. I’ll save diving into the finer points of the show for a later post; today we’ll focus on one specific gimmick: the rotating cast of judges. 407 more words

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Judicial Elections: Simple as This for Your Simple Ass

What’s good peons of the legal world. The Lord is back to spread his gospel so that you people can hear the good news and all that nonsense. 743 more words

Random Rants

Faculty Blog: Recent Supreme Court Term: The Supreme Court Openly Challenges Its Own Legacy

One of the more politically opportune reactions to the final week of the Supreme Court Term came from Senator Ted Cruz. His proposal: a Constitutional amendment that would replace life tenure for the Supreme Court with periodic retention elections. 954 more words

Federal Courts

"Be Careful What You Wish For": Dear Ted Cruz; Electing SCOTUS Judges Might Not Work Out As Well For You As You Hope

Flailing about for some sort of cogent conservative reaction to the Supreme Court decisions this week, National Review apparently allowed Ted Cruz to scribble out some meandering prose on its website. 457 more words

Conservatives

#GlobalJusticeWeekly - Action needed over Al-Bashir

The South African government’s failure to arrest fugitive Omar al-Bashir should be strongly addressed by the country’s judicial system, ICC member states and the UN Security Council, over 30 African civil society organizations said in a statement today. 1,535 more words

Africa

ASP13 resumed session: Pangalangan elected as judge

Today, at the 13th resumed session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the ICC, states parties held an election to fill a judicial vacancy on the ICC’s bench. 304 more words

ASP