As a result of recent U.S Supreme Court decisions, judicial campaigns are becoming more partisan and expensive every election cycle. Many fear that Minnesota’s courts are in danger of becoming the next battleground of big-money campaign contributors and partisan operatives. In response, proposals for changing the way Minnesotans elect judges have been put forward as a way of maintaining an impartial judiciary.
This is a conversation about the state of judicial elections in Minnesota and the proposed solutions at the Humphrey Institute. The panelists include Eric Magnuson former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Gary Borgendale Local Ministry Director for AM980 KKMS radio, and Sarah Walker Chief Operating Officer at 180 Degrees, Inc. The event will be moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs.
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