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President Obama nominated supreme court justice Andrew Hurwitz to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. If Hurwitz is confirmed, Governor Brewer will have the opportunity to make her third appointment to the five-member court.
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This week, Rebecca Love Kourlis contributed a guest post to the National Law School's Forum on Legal Education: But, of course, systemic change doesn’t happen overnight. Progress will be incremental. The people who can make it happen are the deans and law professors who are committed to the best possible education for...
Alli Gerkman
The Fall 2011 edition of Transparent Courthouse® Quarterly is now available. Transparent Courthouse® Quarterly is a quarterly newsletter reporting highlights from all IAALS initiatives. Sign up for Transparent Courthouse® Quarterly and other IAALS newsletters here .
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This article from the Colorado Lawyer discusses the 2011 conference on evaluating appellate judges and its outcomes. In 2010, a number of states saw organized opposition to the retention of Supreme Court justices. This opposition was motivated primarily by disagreement with decisions in which these justices had...
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The November 2011 edition of Selection Snapshots is now available. Sign up for Selection Snapshots and other IAALS newsletters here .
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The judicial nominating commission released 40 years of data on those who have been recommended and appointed to the D.C. superior court and court of appeals. The commission’s process has become increasingly transparent in recent years, beginning with the release of the names of all judicial applicants in 2008.
Alli Gerkman
There are fourteen trial court seats up for election in Manhattan, but candidates are all running unopposed. The five supreme court candidates were nominated at a party convention. Of the nine civil court candidates, only one faced an opponent in the primary.
Alli Gerkman
According to a report on campaign spending in state supreme court elections in 2009-10, special interest groups accounted for 30% of the money spent and paid for three out of four attack advertisements. The $4.9 million spent on judicial retention elections more than doubled the $2.2 million spent in such races during...

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