Daily Archives: November 18, 2011

Get Rid of Direct Elections for Prosecutors

The Minnesota state legislature is now considering H.F. 1666, the “Impartial Justice Act“, which would put to the voters a constitutional amendment to eliminate direct election of state judges. Currently, Minnesota voters elect judges just as they would elect a state senator or governor–judicial candidates raise money, campaign against each other, and appear on the general…

10 Minutes To Midnight For Health Care Reform?

Jake Laperruque  This week the Supreme Court ended significant speculation by agreeing to address the Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2012.  Already a huge amount of commentary has been drawn to the questions of whether the law could – or will – be overturned.  But with a case that is so inherently tied to…

Good and Bad News for Advocates of Reproductive Justice

Peter Dunne As has been well noted over the past week, the defeat of Mississippi’s ‘Personhood Amendment’ was due less to a fear that its passage would define life as beginning at fertilization, and more to the suggestion that the proposed change might criminalize numerous non-abortion related services. For advocates of Family Planning, the campaign to oppose…

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