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Sarah Walker

Mar 5, 2014

The push for judicial retention elections

A bipartisan effort led by the Coalition for Impartial Justice is proposing a system of judicial review and retention elections to avoid the highly charged, politically explosive contests common in Wisconsin, Texas and other states.

Feb 26, 2014

The Capitol Note: GOP Rep. FitzSimmons considers primary run

His ouster came as a direct response to FitzSimmons’ role in amending last year’s same-sex marriage bill.

Nov 8, 2013

Judicial retention bill faces uncertain future

The 2014 legislative session could set the stage for a high-profile battle over how Minnesota picks its judges. A broad coalition is renewing a push to pass a ballot initiative that would move the state to a judicial retention election system.

Aug 1, 2012

LIPP: Unsung Heroes

Jenny Engh and Sarah Walker.

Jun 7, 2012

Leaders in Public Policy Award Winners Announced

Politics in Minnesota and Capitol Report are proud to announce the winners of our Leaders in Public Policy awards for 2012.

Jan 13, 2012

Supporters of judicial retention elections gearing up for another push

Last year voters in Wisconsin witnessed an ugly campaign for a seat on the state’s Supreme Court between incumbent justice David Prosser and assistant attorney general JoAnne Kloppenburg. Some three dozen outside interest groups spent $4.5 million seeking to influence the outcome of the contest, according to a report by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

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