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Money and State Judicial Elections
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The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University is attracting some press attention for a new report on the financing of state judicial elections. A National Public Radio story is headlined "Report: Too Much Money Going To State Court Races," and quotes one of the report's authors as saying, "Fundraising in judicial races doubled to $206 million [over the years 2000-2009] from just $83 million in the '90s, from 1990 to 1999."

The report has an introduction from Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, adding some prestige, and, because Justice O'Connor was appointed by President Reagan, countering the perception that the Brennan Center is just a left-wing advocacy group.

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Hate Group Count Higher Than Ever
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National Public Radio falls unskeptically for a Southern Poverty Law Center report claiming that the number of "hate groups" in America is higher than ever. Never mind that what really constitutes a threat from hate groups is not how many of them there are but how many people are actively participating in them and how many acts of criminal violence they commit. I could not find a listing by name of the groups on the Southern Poverty Law Center Web site, and the "report" the NPR Web site links to has a distinct political tilt:

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Money and State Judicial Elections
futureofcapitalism.com

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University is attracting some press attention for a new report on the financing of state judicial elections. A National Public Radio story is headlined "Report: Too Much Money Going To State Court Races," and quotes one of the report's authors as saying, "Fundraising in judicial races doubled to $206 million [over the years 2000-2009] from just $83 million in the '90s, from 1990 to 1999."

The report has an introduction from Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, adding some prestige, and, because Justice O'Connor was appointed by President Reagan, countering the perception that the Brennan Center is just a left-wing advocacy group.

Read More...


Hate Group Count Higher Than Ever
futureofcapitalism.com

National Public Radio falls unskeptically for a Southern Poverty Law Center report claiming that the number of "hate groups" in America is higher than ever. Never mind that what really constitutes a threat from hate groups is not how many of them there are but how many people are actively participating in them and how many acts of criminal violence they commit. I could not find a listing by name of the groups on the Southern Poverty Law Center Web site, and the "report" the NPR Web site links to has a distinct political tilt:

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