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O'Connor Advisory Committee Member Cited in Support of Impartial Kansas Courts

Malia Reddick
As has become standard operating procedure in the last several sessions, the Kansas legislature is once again considering proposals to alter the process for selecting the state's appellate judges. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss has spoken out against efforts to end Kansas' merit selection process for appellate judges and...

OAC Member Wallace Jefferson Talks Judicial Elections and Accountability on MSNBC

Malia Reddick
O'Connor Advisory Committee member and former Texas chief justice Wallace Jefferson recently appeared on MSNBC's Craig Melvin show. That segment of the program focused on the findings of the latest New Politics of Judicial Elections report. In his remarks, Jefferson acknowledged the value of judicial accountability...

Texas Chief Justice Calls for Greater Access to Justice and Expedited Court Processes

Zachary Willis
Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson of the Texas Supreme Court issued his State of the Judiciary message on March 6. In his remarks, Chief Justice Jefferson, who is also member of the Quality Judges Initiative O’Connor Advisory Committee, called for greater access to justice for litigants and families across the...