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North Carolina Returns to Partisan Elections

October 30th, 2020

North Carolina conducted partisan judicial elections for most of its history until 2004. The state was controlled by Democrats, and so partisan elections allowed the Democratic party to dominate the courts as well. Then in 2004, as Republicans became more successful in statewide elections, Democrats in the state legislature switched … Continue reading

Summary of Ten Key Supreme Court Elections

October 24th, 2020

Louis Jacobson from Sabato’s Crystal Ball election site has written an excellent overview of ten competitive state supreme court elections. The article reviews the races in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, Nevada, Washington, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Minnesota.

Governor Whitmer of Michigan criticizes the state Supreme Court for recent decision

October 9th, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) waded into the state Supreme Court elections to urge her constituents to vote for the Democratic candidates in the upcoming state Supreme Court election. On a recent CNN interview (beginning at 3:50), Governor Whitmer criticized the current Court for “undermining” her COVID-19 orders on a “slim … Continue reading

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