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 [...]
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
A Philadelphia-area tea party group says two Supreme Court justices facing retention elections on Tuesday should not be allowed to keep their seats on the bench because they blocked the state’s voter ID law last November.
The Independence Hall Tea Party on Thursday urged voters to vote against retention for Chief [...]
By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – It’s the drug addicts or the kids.
That’s the message Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, had for Democrats who asked to fund treatment instead of prison programs and drug courts at more than $13 million a year instead of the $1.5 million Republicans had asked for in the budget.
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — In Pennsylvania, the judicial system isn’t much different than the other two branches of government when it comes to worrying about money.
A 2013 State of the Commonwealth Courts report released this week shows the court system is working to cut its costs as it prepares for a slight decrease [...]