Wednesday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts:

  • Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan discussed the friendly atmosphere that she has found at the nation’s highest court, and also her disagreement with the majority ruling in an Arizona public-financing case, at an Aspen Institute forum, the Aspen Times reported.
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson participated in a forum about improving the public’s understanding of the court system, according to a Wisconsin State Bar report. The State Bar’s Public Education Committee sponsored the event.
  • GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced formation of a justice advisory committee for his campaign. It could play well among some voters in Iowa, where voters dumped three state Supreme Court justices over a controversial ruling on same-sex marriages, according to an Iowa Independent article.

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