“Prosecutors ask U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Doe decision”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision by Wisconsin’s high court to shut down an investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups backing him. Chisholm and … Continue reading

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6th Circuit Rejects Challenge to Ohio Law Keeping Partisan Information of Judicial Candidates Off Ballot

Opinion: Ohio elects its state judges through a hybrid process. Judicial candidates are first selected through partisan primary elections. On the general-election ballot, however, their names show no partisan affiliation, even though judicial candidates may affiliate with political parties throughout … Continue reading

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“In battle over ‘forced recusals,’ Louisiana Supreme Court justice takes his case to federal court”

Fascinating: In an unusual legal skirmish, Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes filed a federal lawsuit over the holidays against four of his fellow justices, challenging their decision to exclude Hughes from participating in consideration of two so-called legacy lawsuits … Continue reading

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“Scott Walker Corruption Case Threatens to Implicate Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices”

Pema Levy for Mother Jones: It’s the campaign scandal that just won’t die. For three years, prosecutors in Wisconsin tried to investigate what they believed was illegal campaign coordination between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and conservative outside groups. The investigation … Continue reading

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“Judges’ Elections Get New Scrutiny; Bronx district attorney’s nomination for state Supreme Court brings issue to the fore”

WSJ: Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson’s quick transformation from a candidate for re-election to a nominee for state court justice—without a vote being cast—is raising questions about the clout that state election law gives to party leaders and shedding light … Continue reading

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