Kansas Appellate Court Judge Karen Arnold-Burger emphasized the importance of informed voting to the Johnson County Bar Association.
The Informed Voters Project and the National Constitution Center are excited to announce a town hall on June 9, 2014 at the National Constitution Center. Get an insider’s look at the challenges state court judges face in charged political environments withJudge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Justice Barbara J. Pariente of the Florida Supreme Court, and former Chief Justice Marsha Ternus of the Iowa Supreme Court.
May 1st is Law Day. Fair and Impartial Judges are Essential to the Rule of Law. Visit the Get Involved section to discover newly updated resources about Evaluation Tips for Judges, Politics Has No Place in Our Courtrooms, and the Role of Courts - available for you to use in your Law Day presentations:
Judge Brian R. Van Camp presents to the Granite Bay Rotary Club on how to judge judicial candidates and the essential qualities of a good judge.
Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara J. Pariente discussed a training scenario during a presentation March 17th, 2014 to promote the Informed Voters Project, which is designed to inform and educate citizens about the need for a fair and impartial judiciary, free from politics and special interests. The event was graciously hosted by The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Assocation:
On Monday, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye urged the audience to watch NAWJ’s video “Fair and Free” in her 2014 State of the Judiciary Speech. She defined the roles of each branch of government, and emphasized that fairness is possible through collaboration. Watch the full video here.
Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss outlined the threat that recent legislature poses to judges' independence. "A recent legislative proposal, linking money to other court issues can no longer be denied. It is glaring."