Today’s opinion in Platt v. Board of Commissioner
s continues the trend since the Supreme Court’s Williams-Yulee case upholding a number of judicial speech and conduct rules (more about that coming in the 2018 Election Law casebook supplement).
The provisions… Continue reading
News and Observer:
In the first year in decades that all judicial races will be partisan races, North Carolina will not have primary elections that allow the political parties to winnow the names of candidates who will appear on ballots… Continue reading
SF Chronicle reports.
First CA judge to be recalled since 1932.
This can’t be good.
The way Mecklenburg County voters choose judges would change dramatically under a bill that passed the North Carolina Senate Wednesday and appears to be moving quickly through the General Assembly.
The county’s eight Superior Court judges,… Continue reading
James Sample, who does some of the best legal work on judicial selection mechanisms, has posted this draft
on SSRN (forthcoming Depaul Law Review). Here is the abstract:
The vast majority of judicial selection discussions, whether in academia, on the… Continue reading
Judicial Gerrymandering? The Voting Rights Act, Judicial Elections, and Redistricting
May 2, 2018
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
In recent weeks, the North Carolina General Assembly has proposed redrawing the map of the… Continue reading
No noted dissents on today’s order list
I had thought in reading the cert petition
this one had a decent chance of a grant.
For well over a century, Wisconsin’s state Supreme Court was largely considered to be an exemplary legal body, lauded for its fair-minded and rigorous approach. In the past decade, however, there’s been a significant erosion of that reputation,… Continue reading
in the Legal Intelligencer:
In my view, it would be a huge mistake for Republican state legislators to actually initiate impeachment proceedings against Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices for having issued rulings with which the legislators disagree as a… Continue reading
I have written this draft paper
for the Annual Review of Political Science (forthcoming 2019). Here is the abstract:
The period of increased polarization in the United States among the political branches and citizenry affects the selection, work, perception, and… Continue reading
Middleton attorney Tim Burns said he has not started to process whether his approach to the Supreme Court primary was a mistake.
But he believes it is the most honest way to run.
“I am still just 100 percent,… Continue reading
Richard Briffault has posted this draft
on SSRN (forthcoming, DePaul Law Review). Here is the abstract:
In its cases dealing with judicial elections, the Court has cycled back and forth over whether to treat judges as representatives of the voters,… Continue reading