judges http://ripr.org en Political Roundtable: Cromwell on Judicial Selection; the New Brown Poll + More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-cromwell-judicial-selection-new-brown-poll-more <p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 23027 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Cromwell on Judicial Selection; the New Brown Poll + More Bonus Q+A: Marion on the General Assembly, Campaign Finance, a Constitutional Convention + More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-marion-general-assembly-campaign-finance-constitutional-convention-more <p>Common Cause of RI executive director John Marion joins us on Bonus Q+A to discuss the General Assembly, selecting judges in Rhode Island, the evolving world of campaign finance, the 2014 vote on a constitutional convention, and other topics.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 19017 at http://ripr.org Despite Reforms, Connections Can Still Lead to Judgeships http://ripr.org/post/despite-reforms-connections-can-still-lead-judgeships <p>After the Rhode Island court scandals of the 1990’s, the state changed the way judges are chosen. Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay explains why lawyers with Statehouse connections keep getting appointed to the bench … despite the reforms.</p><p></p><p>Common Cause of Rhode Island, the good government group, the Rhode Island Bar Association and a past president of the NAACP skewered Gov. Lincoln Chafee recently when he elevated former Senate President Joe Montalbano to a coveted judgeship on the state superior court bench.</p><p></p> Mon, 27 May 2013 12:31:21 +0000 Scott MacKay 15879 at http://ripr.org Despite Reforms, Connections Can Still Lead to Judgeships Montalbano Nominated for Superior Court; Chafee Hands the Senate two Magistrate Vacancies http://ripr.org/post/montalbano-nominated-superior-court-chafee-hands-senate-two-magistrate-vacancies <p>In a move that will be interpreted as a kiss to the leadership of the state Senate, Governor Lincoln Chafee on Friday unveiled his nomination of former Senate president Joseph Montalbano as a Superior Court judge. Chafee is also nominating Patricia Asquith as associate justice of the Family Court.</p><p>Via statement:</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 18:02:04 +0000 Ian Donnis 15020 at http://ripr.org