Adam Skaggs

New York University's Brennan Center for Justice

Adam Skaggs appears in the following:

Backstory: The Increasing Influence of Money in Judicial Elections

Thursday, November 10, 2011

In the last decade, spending on campaigns for state Supreme Court positions has more than doubled. On today’s second Backstory, Adam Skaggs, senior counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice, discusses why these races are attracting more and more money and what it means for our judiciary system.

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Backstory: Judicial Elections

Thursday, October 21, 2010

State judicial elections, once relatively low interest affairs, recently have been flooded with money, often from outside groups seeking to influence judicial decisions—particularly for state Supreme Court justices. On today’s Backstory segment Adam Skaggs, counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, traces the history of judicial elections and examines what the political landscape looks like today.

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Money Spent on State Supreme Court Elections Doubles in Past Decade

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

According to a new report, spending on state Supreme Court elections has doubled in the last decade. According to polls, three in four Americans believe money spent on campaigns for judgeships can affect later courtroom decisions; some states are calling for methods to protect the court system from special-interest money donated during election season.

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Picking Judges

Monday, July 12, 2010

The vote to confirm Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court could happen this week. Adam Skaggs, counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. discusses the ways judges are picked at all levels and issues in finding the proper role of politics in judicial selection.  

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problems at polls

Monday, November 03, 2008