98: Fair Fight for a Fair Court

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The 2016 elections are over. But what did we learn from the results? Over the past 11 months, Life of the Law’s team of reporters, editors and scholars have been taking a hard took at how money and an increase in spending by special interest groups has played a role in the outcome of elections for judges on state supreme courts. And those outcomes may impact our shared access to our state courts, courts  that are supposed to represent fairness in the law and the highest ideals of justice.

We called our five part series A Fair Fight for a Fair Court -- and  now we’re presenting all five stories with updates in two hour-long special feature episodes on Life of the Law.

In this, the second hour, you’ll hear three stories: Recuse Yourself from reporter Chloe Prasinos, Courting Voters from reporter Ashley Cleek, and Judges v. Attack Ads from reporter Jess Engebretson. We'll also bring you updates on those stories.
A Fair Fight for a Fair Court: Election Year Special - Part 2 was reported by Chloe Prasinos, Ashley Cleek, and Jess Engebretson and was edited by Ibby Caputo and Nancy Mullane. We had sound design and production by Shani Aviram and Tony Gannon. Our post production editors are Kirsten Jusewicz-Haidle and Rachael Cain. We want to thank members of our Advisory Panel of Scholars and our Advisory Board, Brittny Bottorff, Ellen Horne and Osagie Obasogie for their support. Howard Gelman was our engineer.