By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE, N.M. — Open government may be a promise to be expected but, apparently, it’s merely a wish when it comes to getting detailed financial data from the New Mexico Supreme Court.
In a report card of every high court in all 50 states, New Mexico received an “F” when it came [...]
By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org
In the case of how likely it is for judges to succumb to corruption, Vermont gets a big, fat “F.”
That’s the finding from the independent investigative journalism group Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., which compared judicial financial disclosures nationwide.
In the survey scoring the reporting requirements put [...]
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Lily Haskell was arrested while attending a peace rally in San Francisco in March 2009.
Police took her fingerprints and swabbed the inside of her cheek to collect a sample of Haskell’s DNA, which was entered into a state database and shared with a federal database run by the Federal Bureau of [...]
Two Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices won more time on the bench last week, thanks in part to more than $300,000 in TV ads during the final weeks of the campaign.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Even though Pennsylvania voters get a chance to vote against sitting Supreme Court justices once each decade, the races are rarely close and justices are usually retained by wide margins.
But this year, Chief Justice Ron Castille and Justice Max Baer could be in for a close call.Read More →