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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"Impartial" information for voters in judicial elections.

Election day is about a month away and that's true as well of judicial elections.  "In November, eight states will choose supreme court justices in contested elections, and justices will stand for retention in fourteen states."  And in some of these states Malia Reddick writes "judicial performance evaluation (JPE) programs are providing citizens with impartial assessments of judges’ performance on the bench."  In Kansas, the JPE program was defunded two years ago.

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