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Robocalls in Iowa

February 20th, 2013

As reported in an earlier blog post, a conservative group in Iowa is attempting to unseat three Iowa Supreme Court Justices for their 2009 decision supporting gay marriage. The Chicago Tribune reports that this group is now using robocalls to further their campaign. The call urges voters to “take[] back … Continue reading

Is Gay Marriage an Issue in Judicial Elections?

February 20th, 2013

Over the past decade, gay marriage has become a significant political issue across the country. Currently there are three states in which unelected justices of a state’s Supreme Court ruled that barring same-sex marriage violated the state Constitution: Massachusetts (11/18/03); California (6/16/08); and Iowa (4/3/09). (There are four additional states … Continue reading

Political Dogfight in Ohio

February 20th, 2013

Ohio judicial elections are officially “non-partisan,” that is, judicial candidates appear on the ballot without party affiliation. However, each party nominates a candidate, who is chosen in a primary election. Thus, the candidates do in fact have a party affiliation; it is simply not printed on the ballot. This unusual … Continue reading

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