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11 17 14 Law Week Colorado's Coverage of Hugh Caperton's Appearance at the 2014 CJI Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner
11 12 14 Colorado Jurists Recieve Statewide Awards
10 16 14 CJI Names Judicial Excellence Awards Honorees
10 20 13 CJI Honors Five Outstanding Jurists at 2013 Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner
7 11 13 CJI Honors Judicial Excellence Award Recipients
5 28 13 Colorado Judicial Institute Elects K.C. Groves as Chairman of the Board and Announces New Board Members

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The New Politics of Judicial Elections 2000-2009

The Justice at Stake Campaign, Brennan Center for Justice and National Institute on Money in State Politics has released a ground breaking report on the staggering increse in spending in state high court elections.  The report not only details in the increase in the amount spent on judicial elections, but the individuals and groups providing the funds.  See the entire report here.

ABA President's Message Illustrates Need for Non-Partisan Selection Methods

No other nation in the world elects judges in the manner that over 30 states still do.  Contested elections present serious concern in that they erode public confidence in an impartial judiciary.  In light of recent Supreme Court decisions, ABA President Carolyn Lamm discusses the importance of ensuring judicial independence in the United States.  Read the entire article here.

Justice At Stake Poll: Judicial impartiality questioned by public in cases involving campaign contributors.

While Colorado does not have a judicial selection system that requires private fund raising for partisan judicial campaigns, the results of the Justice at Stake poll bolsters CJI's support of merit selection and non-partisan retention election systems as models to ensure fairness and public confidence in the judicial system.

US Supreme Court Rules in "Justice for Sale" Case