The NY Times is reporting that the Wisconsin Supreme Court election has taken on a decidedly political tone with one candidate being aligned with union busting crusader Governor Scott Walker and the other being associated with the public employee unions. We do not have judicial elections in Connecticut (other than for local Probate Courts) and I have always been skeptical of the ability to insulate judicial decisions from the influence of politics where these elections exist. It is certainly a topic rich for discussison in class. The Georgia Civil Justice Foundation video referenced at this earlier post on Judicial Elections would be a useful classroom resource to trigger a discussion.
Breaking news of election fraud allegations!
Other news regarding election irregularities.