“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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“Chief Justice Pat Roggensack says author of New Yorker article that criticizes Supreme Court ‘didn’t know his facts'”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin’s new Supreme Court chief justice has responded to an article in the New Yorker that called the court “a disgraceful mess” by saying the writer “didn’t have his facts straight.” The article, posted online Monday, said a … Continue reading

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Breaking News and Analysis: #SCOTUS Upholds Ban on Judicial Candidates Personally Soliciting Campaign Contributions

In a surprise and very important development, the Supreme Court has rejected a First Amendment challenge to Florida’s ban on the personal solicitation of campaign contributions by judicial candidates. Even more surprising, the Court’s opinion (a plurality in part) is … Continue reading

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