Judicial Independence in Illinois

Midwest Democracy Network: Judicial Independence in Illinois

The influence of money in politics has spread to the judicial system and has created a real threat to the public’s perception of independent and impartial judges. A fair and impartial judiciary is essential in maintaining our government’s system of checks and balances, and preserving our rights.

The Latest in Illinois for Judicial Independence

Network News

May 24 2012 at 02:52 PM

Panel hosted by Network partners highlights importance of judicial impartiality

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Judicial impartiality and public perception of courts have been increasingly frequent issues within democracy circles. Because of the increased influence of money in politics, some states have adopted judicial recusal rules to help ensure the…

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May 11 2012 at 11:01 AM

Federal courts: JAS pushes to end judicial gridlock; SCOTUS favorability at new low

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Network partner Justice at Stake has joined with 29 other national groups, including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Asian American Justice Center, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and others, calling for an end…

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Featured Reports

March 02 2012 at 03:43 PM

State of the States 2012

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Stateline.org has released their 2012 State of the States report. The report touches on the issues and stories that will take center stage around the country in state governments this year. Included here are…

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October 27 2011 at 05:18 PM

New Politics of Judicial Elections

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Today, Network partners Justice at Stake and Brennan Center for Justice, along with the National Institute on Money in State Politics, released a report, The New Politics of Judicial Elections, which provides an overview of some of the major…

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