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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


#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


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


New ICC judge to be elected this week

This week, the ICC’s governing body will convene for a special session to fill a vacancy on the Court’s judges’ bench. 423 more words


"Retention Voting System": A Judicial Election Threatened North Carolina Republicans’ Agenda. So They Canceled The Election

Until recently, North Carolina Republicans had a problem. Some of their biggest legislative achievements of the past few years, including a restrictive voter ID law and weakened environmental regulations, were heading for review before the state Supreme Court. 931 more words

African Americans

Keith Downey-Is He Really the Best We Can Do?

As much as I hate to send any readers to Michael Brodkorb, this article is worth noting.  Maybe one day I will write about what a snake Brodkorb is, but I don’t know him personally, and I am not sure I want to invest that kind of time or allow him to get that much of an ego boost.  1,844 more words

Minnesota Courts