Archive for July, 2012

Jul 31 2012

Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s Preliminary Hearing

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State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s preliminary hearing before District Judge James Hanley in Pittsburgh Municipal Court started yesterday.  A preliminary hearing is an initial hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to proceed to trial. Justice Orie Melvin’s case highlights a main problem with judicial elections.  She is charged with using her […]

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Jul 30 2012

A Return to Wild Wild West Elections?

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In 1995 the Texas legislature passed the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act. It was enacted non prescription cialis due to too many scandals and too much money in Texas Supreme Court elections.  The Act “imposes mandatory caps on contributions and voluntary limits on expenditures in judicial races.”  The voluntary provision is thought to be effective because […]

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Jul 26 2012

A Corrupting Influence

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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor continues to promote the virtues of merit selection. O’Connor has been a long-time supporter of this cause. Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Justice O’Connor advocated buy generic cialis for Cialis Online merit Cialis selection in the states. “The result of judicial elections ‘has been the need for […]

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Jul 25 2012

A Call to Action

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The cover story from non prescription cialis this summer’s The American Scholar is calling on judges throughout the country to “lead the effort to reclaim justice from politics – and from the money that defiles it.” The article takes an in depth look at the money pouring into judicial elections and the negative effect that […]

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Jul 20 2012

Election Season Mishaps

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Election season brings campaign mishaps, and judicial elections are no exception. Recently, three judges, two from Ohio and one from Texas, have been accused of violating campaign laws.   Ohio Common Pleas Court candidate, Judge Kathryn Michael, was fined for accepting an improper campaign donation from her ex-husband and for improper wording on her campaign […]

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Jul 17 2012

Texas Primary: Pointing Fingers

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According to the Texas Tribune, Texas Supreme Court elections are already becoming heated.  Former district court judge, John Devine is running against eight-year incumbent Justice David Medina in a Republican runoff election. John Devine has taken a grass roots approach to the election.  Justice David Medina has the support of Republican elected officials, and he […]

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Jul 13 2012

The Biggest Issue Youve Never Heard Of

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Judicial elections are changing and not for the better. Georgia Chief Justice Carol Hunstein and Justice at Stake Executive Director Bert Brandenburg addressed the state of judicial elections at the Choosing Our Judges seminar during the Florida Bar’s annual convention. Campaign spending for judicial elections has been on the rise. “We believe the rapid and […]

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Jul 10 2012

"Judge-itis" Hurts Integrity of Judicial System

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A column in the Legal Intelligencer by legal ethics expert Samuel C. Stretton argues that “judge-itis” or “black robe disease” undermines the integrity of the judicial system by eroding the mutual trust between lawyers, litigants, and judges. Stretton defines a judge suffering from judge-itis as one “who thinks he or she is so important that […]

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Jul 10 2012

Elections Bring Terrible Choices in Judges

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Birmingham lawyer, Stephen L. Sexton, has some harsh criticism for the way that Alabama chooses its Supreme Court justices. “The big money that funds Alabama’s Supreme Court races is corrupting — not criminally, necessarily, but it strains the objectivity of the online canadian pharmacy jurists. How can they take that kind of money and not […]

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Jul 06 2012

Pennsylvanians are Sending a Message

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Democratic committeeperson, Karen Bojar, says that the least enjoyable part of her job is recommending judicial candidates. In buy viagra no prescription her letter to the editor in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bojar praises Walter Phillips’ op-ed on judicial selection reform. She points out how difficult it is to obtain relevant and dependable information about the […]

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