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Thirty-eight states now elect their high court judges. Large sums of money — $200 million over the last decade, much of it secret and tied to partisan agendas — are pouring into these judicial campaigns. In Florida, Pennsylvania, and Read more...
Separate federal panels struck down two Texas voting provisions. A look at examples of discrimination they found. Read more...
The warning of Theodore Roosevelt has much timeliness today, for the real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls... Read more...
Judge Henry Hudson owns a piece of the Donatelli firm Campaign Solutions, Inc., a right-wing go-to source for turnkey campaigns and donation collections. I wrote about their ties to the right-wing establishment back in August, when he first agreed Read more...
Oh, Arizona, how you do disappoint. Or not. Actually, you really just rise to my diminished expectations on a near-daily basis, and today is no exception. While Sheriff Joe's alleged corruption spills onto the front pages, the back page carries Read more...

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There is at least one judge in Louisiana with some sense and respect for the law. NPR reports that U.S. District Judge Ralph Tyson has placed a tempor Read more...
Ed Schultz wonders if BP's commitment to "make the small people" whole again will still be there three years from now. Mike Papantonio thinks that it Read more...
If these veterans courts are anywhere near as effective as the drug courts (which produce much better results than the regular court system), this is Read more...
Yet another legacy of the law-and-order Republican crowd: Reporting from Brentwood, N.H. -- Come February, the red-brick Rockingham County Courthouse Read more...
I just don't get it. Conventional political wisdom is that you must move to the center during a general election season. I don't agree with that--in f Read more...