Georgia Supreme Court Election a Sign of Things to Come

Georgia Supreme Court Justice Andrew Pinson has won reelection to his seat, defeating challenger John Barrow. While there were four seats under consideration in Tuesday’s election, Barrow was the only challenger to any of the incumbents. Competitive judicial elections are rare in Georgia because the secretary of state’s control over the elections allows them to effectively curtail efforts to challenge incumbents they wish to keep in power. Barrow called out Pinson’s role in helping defend a six-week abortion ban and was accused of ethical violations for implying as a judicial candidate how he’d rule in such cases. 


New Report Highlights Growing National Focus on State Supreme Courts

State supreme courts have always played a huge role in determining our rights and freedoms, but in the wake of massive U.S. Supreme Court decisions sending issues like reproductive freedom and access to democracy back to states, their role is in the national spotlight more than ever. A new report from the Alliance for Justice Action Campaign highlights the increasing focus on state court elections and some of the major cases these courts are handling. 


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2024 in State Supreme Court Races

“We’re looking at upwards of 80 state supreme court elections in more than 30 states next year. This is going to be one of the biggest years for state Supreme Court elections. We have several states where partisan control of those deeds could be determined. Some of this will depend on whether real competitors file against incumbents and for open seats, and whether, in states with retention elections, real campaigns are mounted to challenge the justices who are up,” explained Jake Faleschini, legal director for state courts at the Alliance for Justice Action Campaign, a group aiming to ensure courts reflect the values of the American people.




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AFJ/AFJAC Launch Massive #ThomasResign Ad Campaign

Today Alliance for Justice and Alliance for Justice Action Campaign launched their largest-ever joint digital media ad buy to bring attention to the urgent need for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign because he broke the law and abused his power.  The $400,000 campaign consists of video ads and banners that will appear online in major national outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Politico, Fox, and The Hill.







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