Archive for March, 2012

Mar 29 2012

Philadelphia Daily News on Orie: Evidence “Stacking Up” Against Judicial Elections

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The Daily News provided its take on Tuesday’s guilty verdict in Sen. Orie’s corruption trial, concluding that a cloud still hangs over Justice Orie Melvin that damages the Supreme Court’s integrity and furthers the call for a new system of judicial selection. The piece echoes PMC’s call for Orie Melvin to do more than just […]

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Mar 29 2012

Chicago Papers Question Judicial Election System

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Recent editorials buy viagra online no prescription in Chicago newspapers have argued that two judicial candidates in Illinois’ upcoming November elections are “reasons why voters need to focus on judicial races” and reminders “of the need to change how judges are selected…from election to merit selection. ” The Southside Star notes that Dan Degnan has won the […]

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Mar 28 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer Supports Merit Selection in Wake of Sen. Orie Conviction

A Philadelphia Inquirer editorial called for the conviction of Senator Jane Orie to spur adoption of proposals for merit-based selection of appellate court judges in Pennsylvania. Senator Orie was convicted on March 26, 2012 on fourteen counts of theft of services, forgery and conflict of interest relating to her use of state-funded legislative staff to support her re-election campaign […]

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Mar 26 2012

Wisconsin Court Still Embroiled in Partisan Struggles

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Madison’s Capital Times recently reported on some procedural concerns that are further complicating the disciplinary inquiry into the physical altercation between Justice David Prosser and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in the chambers of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in June of 2011. At the time, the justices were allegedly arguing over a law that stripped public […]

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Mar 22 2012

Speaking Out for Merit Selection

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In response to new legislative attacks on Missouri’s Merit Selection system, the Kansas City Star and Columbia Daily Tribune feature strong pro-Merit Selection commentaries. The Daily Tribune reminds readers that Missouri sets no limit on campaign contributions, and thus worries that the sponsor of the first resolution “wants to eliminate merit selection of judges and […]

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Mar 19 2012

Pennsylvania Record covers PA Merit Selection Hearing

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The Pennsylvania Record has reported on the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee’s Merit Selection hearing earlier this month. The article uses Luzerne County’s disgraceful “Kids for Cash” scandal as its first example of why many Pennsylvanians worry that “an elected judiciary has the ability to be, and very often is, influenced by factors such as campaign […]

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Mar 16 2012

NY Times Editorial Praises Effort to Implement Merit Selection in PA

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An editorial in the New York Times entitled “No Way To Choose A Judge” urges Merit Selection as a good solution for Pennsylvania. The editorial recounts recent judicial election news in Alabama and the ongoing investigation into the use of government staff for the elections of State Senator Jane Orie and her sister Supreme Court […]

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Mar 15 2012

Testimony from 2012 PA Merit Selection Hearing Now Available

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A report on the March 1, 2012 viagra generic hearing of the PA House Judiciary Committee in Philadelphia is now available here. The report includes links to the written testimony of the various groups that spoke at the hearing, as well as written comments submitted to the Committee beforehand.

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Mar 14 2012

North Carolina Paper Argues for Merit Selection

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In its new editorial, The Pilot of Southern Plains, North Carolina reasons that the state “needs to alter radically the way it selects its judges.” Titled “Let’s Pick Judges More Judiciously”, the editorial hopes for a judicial selection system that would “keep partisan politics and special-interest money out of the picture.” Positing that such factors […]

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Mar 12 2012

Editorial: Big Contributions from Law Firms Mar Supreme Court Campaigns

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Greg Hinz of Crain’s Chicago Business recently order viagra uk reported that two leading candidates for the Illinois Supreme Court have received a significant percentage of their respective campaign funds from a single law firm donor each. Incumbent Mary Jane Theis has collected around $70,000 from attorneys at Kirkland & Ellis, a large Chicago firm. […]

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