Tuesday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts: Union County Circuit Judge Michael Landers has sued to overturn an Arkansas statute that requires pension forfeiture for circuit judges who elect to hold office after age 70, according to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette.  MadisonRecord.com has an update about proceedings in a racketeering lawsuit involving an Illinois […]

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Thursday Gavel Grab Briefs

In other dispatches about fair and impartial courts: Court arguments about whether plaintiffs’ lawyers in a judicial election-related racketeering lawsuit can depose Illinois Justice Lloyd Karmeier (see Gavel Grab for background) are reported by the Madison-St. Clair Record. Its article is headlined, “Hale attorneys deny accusing State Farm of bribing Justice; Defense points to discovery […]

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JAS on Illinois Court Retention Election: ‘Here We Go Again’

With Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier facing opposition in his retention election from a group heavily funded by plaintiffs’ lawyers, the Republican State Leadership Committee has jumped into the race and spent $950,000 in support of Karmeier, the Chicago Tribune reported. (The article is available through Google.) “Here we go again,” Justice at Stake […]

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