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Running for Judge: The Rising Political, Financial, and Legal Stakes of Judicial Elections

From the Brennan Center for Justice:

The Brennan Center for Justice presents Running for Judge: The Rising Political, Financial, and Legal Stakes of Judicial Elections Tuesday, May 22nd 12:45 - 2 PM 161 Avenue of the Americas (at Spring Street), 12th floor Across the country, races for judgeships are becoming more and more politically contested. As a result, several states and cities are now considering judicial election reform. Running for Judge examines the increasingly contentious judicial elections over the last twenty-five years by providing a timely, insightful analysis of judicial elections. The book ties together the current state of the judicial elections literature, and presents new evidence on a wide range of important topics, including: the history of judicial elections; an understanding of the types of judicial elections; electoral competition during races; the increasing importance of campaign financing; voting in judicial elections; the role interest groups play in supporting candidates; party organizing in supposedly non-partisan elections; judicial accountability; media coverage; and judicial reform of elections.* Matthew J. Streb is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University. He is the author or editor of several books including, The New Electoral Politics of Race and Academic Freedom at the Dawn of a New Century: How Terrorism, Governments, And Culture Wars Impact Free Speech.

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