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Justice Eakin was one of six appellate judges who retained their seats in the November elections. Click here to read the article.
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On Election Day in New York, Colby Hamilton writes about the political nature of judicial elections in New York, where Queens Assistant District Attorney Sarah Steiner said, "Judgeships are rewards mostly for loyal party activity over the years." Click here to read the article.
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Substantial contributions from trial lawyers to an intermediate appellate court candidate became an issue in the campaign. Republicans accused the Democratic recipient of the contributions of “putting justice for sale” when he accepted $300,000 from a trial lawyers PAC. Click here to read the article.
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The judicial nominating commission held public interviews of the eighteen applicants for a court of appeals vacancy.
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Responding to questions from lawmakers regarding his record of judicial appointments, Governor Scott said that he will not appoint judges who think differently from him in order to achieve diversity. Of the thirty-six judicial appointments Scott has made, only two have been black, but Scott pointed to the fact that...
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Educating Lawyers , often referred to in legal circles as the “Carnegie Report,” has found its way into a number of articles and blog posts lately. Just Monday, it was cited by Professor Benjamin Spencer of Washington and Lee School of Law in his Washington Post guest post urging that we reform legal education, rather...
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Supreme court justice Michael Eakin raised more than $526,000 for his retention campaign. Less than a week before the election, no organized opposition had arisen, but Eakin wanted to be prepared for a late challenge. Then-Justice Russell Nigro lost his retention bid in 2005, and Justice Thomas Saylor was challenged...
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Seven in ten respondents to a recent poll favored or strongly favored adopting campaign contribution limits for judicial races. Just over half supported public financing of judicial elections.

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