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Town Hall: A Judge's Perspective on Current Threats to a Fair and Impartial Judiciary

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NAWJ Editorial

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.

Florida Supreme Court Justice Talks About Informed Voters

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NAWJ Editorial

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:
http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=542476

Brennan Center Summary of New Study on Politicized Campaigns and Affect on Judges

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NAWJ Editorial

From the Brennan Center: "A new study completed by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Princeton University and published in the American Political Science Review has found that “judicial selection mechanisms significantly influence death penalty decisions..."

IVP Featured in 2014 California State of the Judiciary Address

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NAWJ Editorial

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.

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