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February 20, 2013
In Iowa, where all three Justices up for retention are being challenged because of their votes (along with the rest of the Court) against a same-sex marriage ban, the most recent poll shows that 34% of likely voters will vote to retain all three Justices, while 37% will vote to … Continue reading
The Michigan Supreme Court Justice races, already poisoned by the excessive partisanship of the Court, have now reached a new low in campaign ads. A story from the Associated Press describes an advertisement created by the Michigan Democratic party against Judge Mary Beth Kelly, a Republican who is running for … Continue reading
Seventeen states use retention elections for their Supreme Court Justices, meaning voters have a very limited choice: either keep the current Justice on the bench, or vote “no” and wait for the governor to appoint a new justice. These states are sometmes criticized by proponents of “contested” elections, which give … Continue reading
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