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Monday, April 16, 2018

NY Times on Many States' Judicial Selection

The New York Times recently editorialized in favor of judicial independence against partisan attacks by Republicans. The Times mentions Wisconsin, Kansas, North Carolina, Washington, Pennsylvania, and Missouri.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Tomorrow's Election for Wisconsin Supreme Court includes National Money for Democratic Candidate

Democrats "aim to turn a race for state Supreme Court into the next nationalized race," according to Politico. President Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, is backing Rebecca Dallet, a Milwaukee County circuit court judge. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, according to Politico,  has invested $140,000 in a digital ad program promoting Dallet, whose opponent is Judge Michael Screnock.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports on the race's final debate