Tuesday Gavel Grab Briefs

After the U.S. Supreme Court left intact certain limits on judicial speech in Wisconsin and Indiana (see Gavel Grab), the executive director of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission commended the outcome. “I am glad that that’s the court’s decision. Now, more than ever in this state, the importance of a non-partisan and independent judiciary has been […]

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A New Tempest for NJ High Court

A New Jersey Supreme Court reappointment flap in the spring has spawned a new tempest, laced with extraordinary exchanges and heated tempers and now labeled a “national disgrace” by the New York Times editorial board. A sitting justice has pledged to abstain from further decisions on grounds the makeup of the court is unconstitutional. The […]

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Judicial Independence Threatened in NJ?

New Jersey Gov. Christopher J. Christie’s refusal to routinely reappoint a state Supreme Court justice has stirred a furious controversy and charges the governor is jeopardizing judicial independence. Protested an editorial in The Press of Atlantic City, “By removing a respected justice with an unblemished record for purely ideological reasons, Christie has undermined the independence […]

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Tuesday Media Summary

SCOTUS NOMINATION REPORTING Blog Of Legal Times: Obama Nears Decision on Supreme Court Nominee Tony Mauro – 5/3/2010 AOL News: Spill, NYC Attack May End Napolitano’s High Court Bid Andrea Stone – 5/3/2010 SCOTUS NOMINATION COMMENTARY LA Times: Wanted: A consensus-building justice Christi Parsons and David G. Savage – 5/4/2010 SCOTUS NOMINATION/DIVERSITY Newsweek: Women’s Court […]

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