With the Election Day fast approaching, candidates have spent nearly $710,000 on TV ad buys in four contested North Carolina Supreme Court races -- ads that will likely attempt to politicize candidates' previous rulings.
As special interest spending in judicial elections continues to soar, outside groups have pledge to spend in upcoming elections in Ohio, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, New Mexico and Texas in an attempt to reshape the courts.
A significant new barrage of campaign ads hit Tennessee airwaves this week targeting three state Supreme Court justices up for retention. The politically-charged ads calls the impartiality of Tennessee's court into question.
In this new study, the Brennan Center interviewed more than 20 chief judges, court administrators, and practitioners and found that judicial vacancies are causing significant case delays and unmanageable caseloads in district courts.
The Supreme Court upheld the president’s recess appointments power. At the same time, it opened the door to new forms of obstruction. The burden now falls on the Senate to fix its broken confirmation process.
Arizona should hold non-judge candidates to the same campaign rules as sitting judges during judicial elections, argues the Brennan Center in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
TV ad spending in an Arkansas Supreme Court race totaled $360,500 this year, nearly double what was spent ($168,410) in 2012, according to estimates released by the Brennan Center and Justice at Stake.