ACS Phone Briefing Today: Judicial Gerrymandering? The Voting Rights Act, Judicial Elections, and Redistricting

Details: Judicial Gerrymandering? The Voting Rights Act, Judicial Elections, and Redistricting May 2, 2018 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM   Event Location: ACS Webinar ,    Details: In recent weeks, the North Carolina General Assembly has proposed redrawing the map … Continue reading

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Liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Speaking Out on Judicial Issues in Ways Some Find Troubling

Fascinating Patrick Marley report in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.  Usually it is conservatives pushing the envelope on judicial campaign speech. But now there’s this: Tim Burns is doing what state Supreme Court candidates have long avoided — telling voters what he thinks of … Continue reading

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Federal District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Barring NC Legislature’s Elimination of Partisan Primaries for Electing State Appeals and State Supreme Court Judges

You can find the opinion here. In light of the state apparently offering no reason at all for why it made this change as to appellate judges, the federal court’s decision makes a lot of sense. It might be a … Continue reading

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Unanimous 9th Circuit Panel, in Opinion by Judge Bybee, Upholds Montana Law Barring Judicial Candidates from Seeking, Accepting, or Using Political Party Endorsements

From the opinion: Montanans select their judges through nonpartisan popular elections. In an effort to keep those elections nonpartisan, Montana has restricted judicial-campaign speech. One of those restrictions is before us—a rule that prohibits candidates from seeking, accepting, or using … Continue reading

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Federal Court Finds Louisiana Engaged in Intentional Racial Discrimination in At-Large Judicial Elections [Corrected]

From the 91-page opinion, also finding Voting Rights Act discriminatory effect: District-based voting was rejected for the 32nd JDC on at least six occasions between 1997 and 2011. Taken as a whole, this timeline shows discriminatory intent. Local white officials, … Continue reading

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“Flagler Circuit Judge Scott DuPont Faces Charges of ‘Recklessly’ Spreading Baseless Claims About Opponent”

FlaglerLive.com: The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, the investigative arm of the Florida judicial system, last week filed a notice of formal charges against Flagler County Circuit Judge Scott DuPont stemming from allegations that he may have acted unethically and “recklessly” … Continue reading

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