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Judicial Elections

George F. Will: Government by intimidation in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON — U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa, revolted by the police-state arrogance of some elected prosecutors, has stopped a partisan abuse of law enforcement that was masquerading as political hygiene.

May 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Judge denies request to bypass disclosure law

Judge denies request to bypass disclosure law

HELENA — A federal judge has denied a gun rights organization's request to suspend Montana laws so it can mail postcards attacking gubernatorial candidate Steve Bullock, a Democrat, without disclosing its donors or how it spends its money.

October 30, 2012 6:00 pm Related Loading…

E.J. Dionne: Obama has explaining to do after health law ruling

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the health care law is not only a huge victory for President Obama but also a moment of leadership for Chief Justice John Roberts. The court’s mixed verdict could create problems, notably in its weakening of the law’s Medicaid provisions in…

July 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Judge won’t block Montana law that forbids party endorsements in judicial races

HELENA — A federal judge Tuesday refused to block Montana’s law forbidding political parties from endorsing a nonpartisan judicial candidate, saying their involvement could transform judicial contests into partisan races.

June 26, 2012 1:23 pmLoading…

George F. Will: Liberals will fail to sway Roberts from overturning Obamacare

WASHINGTON — In one of his characteristic conniptions about people who frustrated him, Theodore Roosevelt, progressivism’s first president, said of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, “I could carve out of a banana a judge with more backbone than that.” TR was as mistaken about Holmes’ spine as a…

May 27, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Insurance law unlikely to make Americans healthier

WASHINGTON — As the Supreme Court hears arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare, as many call it — the justices will probably share at least one assumption: that their decision will have a big effect on the health of Americans. Ideally, everyone ought to hav…

March 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: GOP candidates ignore Constitution, bash judges

The attack on the federal judiciary by Republican candidates for president has reached a new low and should be denounced by liberals and conservatives alike. In November, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced that if elected president, his “appointees to the federal bench will not receive a lifeti…

December 22, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

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