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Virginia Pilot editorial calls for a new way to pick judges in Virginia

The paper criticizes the current system of the legislature electing state judges.  As an alternative, the editors propose the following:

Other states, such as Utah and Rhode Island and, as of last year, Tennessee, have adopted a system that has drawn strong praise from legal experts and good-government advocates for being thorough.

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Update: February 14, Judicial Selection Meeting with F. James Robinson

Please Note the Date Change and Place…

Please join us to hear F. James Robinson share the current situation of Judicial Selection in Kansas. Instead of the previous date of February 7, we will hold the session on Saturday, February 14, from 10 AM to 12PM at the Little Theater in the KSU Union. 32 more words

News And Updates

Save the Date: Judicial Selection, Who Should Choose? Feb. 7, 2015

Save The Date! Saturday, February 7, 2015
10 AM-12 PM

A current dilemma in Kansas is the choosing of our judges. Who should be the responsible agents? 398 more words

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Reading Around the Internet: October 26, 2014

Happy Halloween! And for everyone experiencing the beauty of autumn, as we are here in Cape Girardeau, I hope you get outside to enjoy it! 600 more words

Politics Of Disaster Mitigation, Management And Recovery

Righting Guatemala’s Broken Judicial Selection Process

Lea la versión en español aquí

Author: Mirte Postema* for Americas Quarterly

This year has been important for Guatemala’s judicial system. A number of judicial posts are due to be filled in 2014, and so far this year, a new electoral tribunal and attorney general have already taken office. 890 more words


A Huge Loss for Fair Courts

After 100-plus years, the American Judicature Society sadly will be closing its doors.  As the AJS President said in a press release:

A fair and impartial justice system is the foundation of American liberty.

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Judicial Ethics Generally

Interim committee on judicial selection appointed

Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus recently appointed six House members to a Joint Interim Committee on Judicial Selection. Under HB 2772 by J. Rodriguez, enacted in 2013 by the 83rd Legislature, the committee is charged with studying and reviewing the ways appellate court, district court, and statutory and probate court judges are selected in Texas. 100 more words

Judiciary And Jurisprudence