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Justice at Stake

OCTOBER 2, 2006
12:01 PM

CONTACT: Justice at Stake
Jesse Rutledge, 202-588-9454, or Lauren Nyren, 202-588-5378

Justice at Stake Fall Campaign Kick-Off: the New Politics ofJudicial Elections 2006

WASHINGTON - October 2 -

On the heels of a front-page story in Sundayšs "New York Times" detailing the role of money and politics in Ohiošs Supreme Court elections, Justice at Stake is assembling a teleconference with leading national experts to examine trends in Americašs state Supreme Court elections on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at noon ET. On this teleconference, experts will:

-- outline new campaign fundraising data from hot states

-- share data on the rapid spread of television advertising in judicial elections

-- offer examples of inappropriate special interest group pressure

-- provide public opinion data on Americansš attitudes toward these developments

-- discuss solutions to keep Americašs courts fair and impartial

WHAT: National conference call with leading experts on state judicial elections

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 3 at noon ET

WHERE: 1-800-263-8506, passcode: 1361413 (media only)


Bert Brandenburg, executive director, Justice at Stake Campaign

Cindi Canary, director, Illinois Campaign for Political Reform

Deborah Goldberg, director, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Rachel Weiss, communications director, Institute on Money in State Politics


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