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Christie campaigned for Republican state legislators, who are up for reelection in November, on the issue of “elitist judges.” Christie plans to propose a constitutional amendment to bypass the ruling. Click here to read the article.
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A joint legislative committee considered changing the process for selecting the state’s appellate judges. The primary proposal is to put party labels for judicial candidates back on the ballot, in order to enhance voter information. Click here to read the article.
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A Republican gubernatorial candidate expressed his support for returning to contested elections for all of the state’s judges. In his view, the current system (merit selection) is closed to public input and too connected to lawyers’ interests. Click here to read the article.
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According to a new report, Michigan had the most expensive judicial races in 2009-10, accounting for one fourth of the $38.4 million spent nationwide. The state also saw the highest spending on TV advertisements and the most attack ads. Click here to read the article.
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Dean Larry Kramer of Stanford writes that law schools don't necessarily teach the way they did 20 or 30 years ago. Many, he claims, have evolved to meet the needs of the profession. On the contrary, the professional education law students get today is far superior to the one I got in the early 1980s, which really did...
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In October 2011, IAALS recognized three federal judges as the 2011 recipients of the Fifth Annual Transparent Courthouse® Award: the Honorable Mark R. Kravitz, the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, and the Honorable John G. Koeltl.
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Rebecca Love Kourlis shared the themes of Rebuilding Justice , including challenges and solutions to the problems facing our civil justice system, with Huffington Post readers. Click here to read the article.
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Governor Hickenlooper ultimately chose a state trial court judge to fill the seat. The governor reported making his decision on the basis of conversations with sitting justices, diverse legal groups, business groups, and public officials. Click here to read the article.

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