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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


Meet the ICC’s new judges

Six new ICC judges will be sworn-in at a ceremony in The Hague on 10 March. Elected last December, the new judges will play a central role in shaping international justice over the next decade. 782 more words

"Justice For Sale": Soliciting Campaign Cash Threatens The Integrity Of The Courts

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

Campaign Financing

ICC seeks Asia-Pacific judge

ICC member states have from today until 31 March to put forward candidates to fill a judicial vacancy on the Court’s bench – a position left open by the resignation of a Filipino judge last year. 1,036 more words

Campaign On ICC/ASP Elections

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


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


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