Alicia Bannon serves as Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where her work focuses on judicial selection and promoting fair and impartial courts.
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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Justice Ginsburg Should Not Be Replaced Until After the Election
It is less than 50 days until Election Day. If Senate Majority Leader McConnell follows through on his pledge that he will consider a nominee by President Trump to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg it will be more than rank hypocrisy. It will be a full-on crisis for the country, the Supreme Court...
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Money Flooding State Court Elections Threatens the Promise of Equal Justice
Special interest money is flooding into our state Supreme Court elections, gravely threatening the impartial justice that our Constitution promises -- and raising troubling questions about whether courtroom decisions are for sale. This fast-growing trend in American politics, spurred in part by the...