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  • Supremes must uphold ban on judges soliciting election cash

     Supremes must uphold ban on judges soliciting election cash
    In 39 states where voters choose judges in elections, soaring spending and nasty TV ads threaten to create a widespread perception of judges as politicians in robes. That perception could worsen if the U.S. Supreme Court rules the wrong way this term in a Florida judicial-elections case that is suddenly getting a lot of attention.
  • Arizona's Salsa Trail is about much more than heat

     Arizona's Salsa Trail is about much more than heat
    sal•sa — A spicy sauce made with tomatoes, onions and hot peppers that is commonly served with Mexican food. — Merriam-Webster Dictionary With an abundance of locally grown tomatoes, onions and peppers in this area, it's easy to...

    RI whistleblower gets national political courage award

    A whistleblower who uncovered a kickback scheme by fellow North Providence town councilmen has received a prestigious national award given for "acts of political courage." The U.S. Attorney's Office in Rhode Island says Paul Caranci (kah-RAN'-see) was...

    Noah Feldman: Why judicial elections are idiotic and bad for law

    Judicial elections are idiotic, but 38 states (including Pennsylvania) have them in some form. The U.S. Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with the contradiction inherent in using the electoral process to select public officials whose primary obligation is to...

    Arizona passes law requiring students to pass civics test

    Arizona passes law requiring students to pass civics test
    Arizona became the first state in the nation on Thursday to enact a law requiring high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test on civics before graduation, giving a boost to a growing nationwide effort to boost civics education. Both the...