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Malia Reddick
October 16, 2012
Following public interviews of 18 applicants and private deliberations, the appellate judicial commission selected three nominees for possible...
Malia Reddick
October 16, 2012
Supporters of Amendment 3, which would alter the composition of the appellate judicial commission and require the commission to identify 4 (rather...
Malia Reddick
October 16, 2012
A radio ad funded by the American Justice Partnership highlights “eyebrow-raising” real estate transactions by a sitting justice who is not running...
Malia Reddick
October 16, 2012
Governor Cuomo’s first appointments to the state’s appellate courts reflect an emphasis on diversity. Of the seven appointments, one judge is Asian,...
Malia Reddick
October 16, 2012
Critics of Justice Stephen David’s majority opinion in a 2011 Fourth Amendment case are challenging his bid for retention . The decision rejected the...
Malia Reddick
October 16, 2012
A grassroots organization known as Citizens for Judicial Integrity is campaigning against the retention of four Madison County judges. According to the CFJI website, the judges were elected with "huge contributions from judges and asbestos law firms" and are "responsible for a lawsuit explosion.”
Alli Gerkman
October 16, 2012
This fall, judges are running in contestable elections in 32 states and standing in yes/no retention elections in 17 states. Judicial elections are typically low-information contests, where voters may cast their ballots based on party affiliation, name recognition, or ballot position rather than on qualifications and experience. But in a handful of states, voters will have the benefit of broad-based and objective evaluations of incumbent judges’ performance on the bench and, in one state, of the judicial potential of their challengers.
Malia Reddick
October 15, 2012
The state bar association launched a website to give voters more information about appellate judges standing for retention. The site explains the...
Malia Reddick
October 15, 2012
All eight candidates for the state’s appellate courts qualified for public financing , with supreme court candidates receiving $240,100 each and...
Malia Reddick
October 15, 2012
According to a recent poll, 70 percent of voters favor a proposed constitutional amendment that gives the legislature the authority to require that...
Malia Reddick
October 10, 2012
Questions were raised as to whether an email from a state employee advocating the retention of the appellate judges on the November ballot violated an anti-electioneering ethics rule. The email was sent by the John Miley, general counsel to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, whose wife is standing for retention to the supreme court.
Malia Reddick
October 8, 2012
A recent poll shows that 49 percent of voters plan to vote to retain Justice David Wiggins in November, while 41 percent will vote to remove him. In 2009, Wiggins joined a unanimous supreme court decision recognizing a right to same-sex marriage under the state constitution.