Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
By Matt Katz : New Jersey Public Radio
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Judicial elections were once considered simply a formality, but increasingly they are playing a major role in the changing political landscape. Today Tennessee voters will decide whether to keep Chief Justice Gary Wade and Justices Connie Clark and Sharon Lee on the state supreme court. The justices have faced an expensive re-election campaign, with conservative groups spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in an effort to see them replaced.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Milton L. Williams, Jr., chair of the Fund and Committee for Modern Courts, partner at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, and currently serving as co-chair of the Moreland Act Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, and Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, debate the New York ballot proposal 6 to raise the age limit for appeals court judges to 80.
Monday, October 28, 2013
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
One of the six ballot initiatives New Yorkers will see on November 5th calls for raising the retirement age of some judges to 80.
Monday, June 17, 2013
When New York State Senator John Sampson was arrested last month for allegedly embezzling $440,000 from foreclosure sales, the curtain pulled back on a little known corner of the state’s justice system – the job of foreclosure referee.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
By Nancy Solomon : Managing Editor, New Jersey Public Radio
New Jersey's Supreme Court says the state's judges don't have to contribute more to their pensions and health benefits, as is currently required of all other state employees.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Frederic Block, federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the author of Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge, talks about his life as a judge in some high profile cases in New York.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
There are 95 vacancies in the federal courts, forcing semi-retired senior judges to pick up the slack — a lot of it. Arizona judges are under particular duress; their courts have such a back load, they can’t meet the Speedy Trial Act, a law that requires courts to try criminal defendants within 70 days after they are charged. Caseloads in most federal courts continue to increase while the number of active judges shrinks — and yet 45 judicial nominees are languishing in the Senate. Why hasn't the Senate confirmed these nominees?
Wednesday, October 06, 2010