Federal Judge: Party-Controlled Judicial Election Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled Marion County Indiana’s unorthodox method of electing judges unconstitutional, reports the Indianapolis Star. The method has allowed the two major political parties to split the amount of judicial seats in half and nominate that exact number through primary elections. This means victory is “virtually assured” in the general election, according […]

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Judge Keeps New Mexico Public Financing Alive

A New Mexico judge ordered the secretary of state, Dianna Duran, to release public campaign money to a candidate for the Public Regulation Commission. Judge Barbara Vigil issued the order on Thursday, according to a NMPolitics.net article. Duran had decided to withhold the funding after recent federal court hearings on litigation challenging the constitutionality of […]

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