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Election '08: Who Judges the Judges?new

You know nothing about local judges, but you still elect them.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  10-23-2008  |  Politics

The Way We Elect Judges Is a Shamnew

Judges can have far more direct and tangible impact on people's lives than most anyone else you'll vote for -- deciding individual fates on a daily basis. Yet we hardly know anything about them. And that seems to be exactly what the legal establishment wants.
Seattle Weekly  |  Damon Agnos  |  10-20-2008  |  Politics

Seeking Asylum in U.S. Immigration Courts is All in the Luck of the Drawnew

Depending on whom asylum-seekers draw as their judge, they may get a rubber stamp on their application -- or an almost instant denial.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Mira Jang  |  09-19-2008  |  Immigration

McCain's Judicial Pledge Would Further Compromise America's Futurenew

John McCain's recent pledge to extend the legacy of President George W. Bush by continuing to appoint radical, right-wing judges should come as no surprise to even casual political observers, particularly as he continues to pander to the hard-core conservatives of his party whose contributions and votes he must garner to have any chance of winning in November.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  05-07-2008  |  Commentary

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