Money Becoming Ever More Important in State Supreme Court Races

Record-breaking money is now being spent on state Supreme Court races across the country. That’s led court-watchers and advocates of independent jurisprudence to worry aloud whether all this money is undermining courts seen as the last word in state law disputes and a check on the executive and legislative branches of state government.

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Wrangle Holds Up Confirmation Hearing for 8th Circuit Judge

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s unusual decision on Thursday to delay a vote on a nominee to the Eighth Circuit came after the nominee provided new information that appears to show an American Bar Association report mischaracterized his attempt to disqualify a member of Nebraska’s judicial selection committee.

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