After the governor and legislature failed to pass the most needed ethics reforms this spring, the Board of Elections must close a corporate loophole that allows wealthy donors to bypass campaign limits and donate millions in state elections.
Spending by just one candidate on television advertising contracts in the race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is over $145,000, according to an analysis of public records by the Brennan Center for Justice and Justice at Stake.
The Brennan Center submitted an amicus brief urging Wisconsin Supreme Court justices to consider constitutional requirements for judicial recusal in the challenge to the 'John Doe' investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.
Kansas District Court Judge Larry T. Solomon filed suit against the state of Kansas today over a law that undermines the Kansas Supreme Court's authority to administer to district courts and violates Kansas's constitution.
Judicial candidates are fundamentally different than political candidates. Allowing them to personally ask lawyers and litigants who may later appear before them in court for money may raise questions about the impartiality of their rulings.
Florida’s rule prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions protect judges against the appearance of judicial bias and bolsters the public’s confidence in the fairness of our courts, the Brennan Center for Justice argued in an brief filed today.