Skip to comments.Conservative group alleges liberal campaign on judicial elections ($oro$)
Posted on 09/12/2010 10:19:55 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Record spending on judicial elections around the country has prompted calls for changes from a broad array of advocates, including moderate conservatives such as retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
But a report issued Thursday by a small conservative group active in judicial elections alleges that the efforts to change such elections amount to a campaign to bolster liberals, with backing from financier and philanthropist George Soros.
The report from the American Justice Partnership alleges that Soros has spent millions on "a highly coordinated, well-funded campaign" to "fundamentally alter the composition of America's state courts."
Some advocacy groups say the report's allegations are ludicrous, noting that they hold varying views on how best to change judicial elections and enjoy support from both parties.
The report underscores an increasingly sharp political debate over the role played by campaign contributions in states where judges stand for elections. Some advocate contribution limits or doing away with elections altogether in favor of judicial appointments.
One study released this year calculated that campaign expenditures on state high-court elections have more than doubled within the past decade, reaching $48 million in 2008.
This year stands a good chance of meeting or exceeding that amount, with contentious judicial races focused on abortion, same-sex marriage and other hot topics. In Iowa, for example, conservative activists are trying to oust three judges on the state Supreme Court whose unanimous ruling last year legalized same-sex unions.
Colleen Pero, a Michigan judicial activist who wrote Thursday's report, said she combed through tax records from Soros's foundations to identify more than $45 million given within the past decade to advocacy groups dealing with judicial issues.
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O’Connor is a “moderate conservative” ???
George Soros = Adolf Hitler.
I concur with our “hahahahah”, but unfortunately she is considered moderately conservative. I gues it is where you draw the line for the middle.
“Some advocacy groups say the report’s allegations are ludicrous....”
snip-”A group backed by Soros is gearing up to steal the 2012 election for President Obama and congressional Democrats by installing left-wing Democrats as secretaries of state across the nation.”
(notice the date on this article...2009...)
Write your Secretaries of State to let THEM know WE know.....and will be watching.
I have long wanted some leftie to explain to me why some Hungarian, Gestapo and KGB informant, convicted felon, is allowed to spend millions of his ill-gotten gains to influence American elections. Preferably Rachel Madcow, who currently has an obsession with bashing the Koch brothers, who are conservative Americans.
Appointed judges protect executive and legislative control. Tea partiers should be front and center getting judges who believe in property rights. It's articles like this that can wake people up. Soros is no match to an informed American people.
Some say that Soreass is the anti-Christ!!!!!
Soros is getting old-—please just die soon mister.