On Monday, residents of Cleveland, Ohio will see the first television ads in the state’s Republican primary for the Ohio Supreme Court. The ads will support candidate Pat Fischer, a current court of appeals judge.
With a week to go before Wisconsin’s Supreme Court primary, television advertising continues to be dominated by the Wisconsin Alliance for Reform. The group has booked contracts worth at least $399,060.
The Washington, D.C.-based Judicial Crisis Network has poured $336,245 into TV ad contracts to air ahead of Arkansas’ March 1 Supreme Court race. This figure breaks the state’s previous record for outside spending in a Supreme Court race.
Kansas lawmakers passed a measure Thursday to reverse effects of a 2015 law that threatened to defund the state’s entire judiciary. Fair courts advocates spent months fighting the law which they say violated the state's constitution.
The 9th Circuit upheld Arizona’s judicial conduct rules limiting political activity by sitting judges and judicial candidates. It's the first major decision on regulating judicial campaign conduct since the Supreme Court upheld a narrower law.
A 2014 law stripping power from the high court is unconstitutional and a violation of the separation of powers doctrine, the court ruled, setting up a showdown over a separate law on funding for the judiciary in Kansas.