Judicial Independence

Midwest Democracy Network: Judicial Independence

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.

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August 06 2009 at 02:37 PM

Senate confirms Sotomayer

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In a historic 68-31 U.S. Senate vote Thursday, Judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed the United States’ first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.President Barack Obama selected Sotomayor for the Supreme Court on May 26.Sotomayor will be the 111th person to sit as…

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July 31 2009 at 12:44 PM

Network partners among 20 reform groups to file U.S. Supreme Court brief in Citizens United case

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Justice at Stake, a Midwest Democracy Network policy partner organization issued this news release moments ago. The Network partners signing on to the brief include: Citizen Advocacy Center, Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, Michigan Campaign Finance Network, Ohio…

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July 21 2009 at 02:39 PM

Spending in 2007 Wisconsin Supreme Court race tops $2 million

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Midwest Democracy Network partner organization, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign recently released a report detailing spending by interest groups and the two candidates for April’s state Supreme Court race. According to a WDC press release issued July 21, spending by…

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May 08 2009 at 01:33 PM

New poll suggests Americans want judiciary and other branches of government to work together

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According to a May 8th poll by the National Center for State Courts, 9 in 10 Americans believe that the three branches of government should meet regularly to discuss issues in the justice system, with 74…

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