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
Thirty-nine states use elections to select judges, and all of them have rules governing how judicial candidates can conduct their campaigns. This term, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case, … 485 more words
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