Judgepedia:What people are saying

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What people are saying about Judgepedia

Newspapers/journals

  • The American Press Institute includes Judgepedia in it's list of State/Local Government resources, and call it "A great election resource that tracks state supreme courts, their elections and news on judges." [1]
  • The Wisconsin Law Journal has written about Judgepedia, noting among many well-developed articles our page on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.[2]
  • The American Press Institute says that "Judgepedia is a great election resource that tracks state supreme courts, their elections and news on judges."[4]
  • The Flathead Beacon in Montana says, "Check out Judgepedia".[5]

Blogs

  • Pat Boone at World Net Daily calls Judgepedia "a growing library of specific information on judges and courts at all levels, from state to federal. Want to know the judicial philosophy, endorsements, campaign contributions and educational background of judges who may be legislating from the bench and unconstitutionally affecting your life? This is your source." [6]
  • The Volokh Conspiracy says, "Well, one can certainly speculate...or one can look things up, for instance in Judgepedia (you'd find it quickly)."[7]
  • Michael Lowe at Dallas Justice.com sources Judgepedia in a post about judge Sharon Keller. [8]
  • The Moritz Legal Information Blog says, "Judgepedia is a public-access wiki, like Wikipedia, so it can be freely edited. Use with caution. That being said, it contains a lot of helpful information, including links to other sources."[10]
  • The Caucus, the political blog of the New York Times, profiled Judgepedia's sponsor, the Sam Adams Alliance, saying, "Those brush fires also translate into a host of new Web sites and tools that the alliance hopes will gain hold. It now boasts three 'pedias: Judgepedia for vetting judges at the state level; Ballotpedia for initiatives and elections; and Sunshine Review for transparency in government."[11]
  • Jenn Sierra of Ft. Hard Knox writes: "Judgepedia provides a brief bio, information about his early career, awards, memberships, and civics acivities, campaign, news, issues, and endorsements... There is also information about the history of the court, the current justices, and how they can be removed. Good info. Check it out."[12]
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  • Maggie Thurber of Thurber's Thoughts writes: "If you've ever wanted a one-stop location for learning about judges and the judicial campaigns, there's a new website you can use. Judgepedia... is a site that aims to bring sunshine to court rulings and the judges who make them."[13]
  • The Hermenautic Circle Blog cites the "Detailed information on the various 'pediae out there: Ohio Supreme Court elections detailed on Judgepedia, ballot measures explained on Ballotpedia."[17]
  • The Kansas Meadowlark writes: "The Sam Adams Alliance in Chicago recently unveiled a new online resource about the judicial system in the United States and called this a "Judgepedia" -- a Wikipedia of judicial information."[18]
  • The English forum of the Pravda message board cites Judgepedia, confuses it with Wikipedia, and says, "Neocon Wikipedia would have you believe there are no judges up for reelection this year", further commenting, "God put all the national Supreme Court judges up for election..." and additionally saying, "Republicans have a 7 to 0 majority on the Ohio Supreme Court because many Ohioans are ignorant of the party affiliation of judges. The Republican Party has pushed through legislation preventing Democratic judges from advertising their affiliation.[19]
  • The Stix Blog writes: "It is very intersting and you can actually see what laws they are citing in thier decisions and how they match up to the Constitution..."[20]
  • The Widgerson Library and Pub commends Judgepedia for "trying to make sense of the race by focusing on the record".[23]
  • The Denver Metro YR Blog writes: "Regrettably, despite the good work of Judgepedia.org, there is very little information readily available on most of the judicial retentions on the current ballot."[24]

Judgepedia as a resource

  • Hawaii Votes, a project of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii links to Judgepedia as a resource. [25]
  • The Cleveland Law Library Association links to Judgepedia.[26]
  • The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel has cited Judgepedia profiles of judges in Wisconsin.[33] [34]
  • Court research firm JB Marketing Systems utilizes Judgepedia to facilitate the work of their employees.[35]
  • The website "Houston Opinions" has linked to Judgepedia profiles of local judges.[36]

References

  1. American Press Institute "State/Local Government resources"
  2. Wisconsin Law Journal "Judgepedia"
  3. Kingsport Times News, "Vaughn, Shipley differ on state Supreme Court judges", October 1, 2008
  4. American Press Institute, "Covering election 2008"
  5. Flathead Beacon, "Supreme Injustice", October 5, 2008
  6. World Net Daily, "The Revolution has begun!" April 18, 2009
  7. The Volokh Conspiracy, "Why Speculate, When You Can Look It Up?", September 23, 2008
  8. Dallas Justice, "JUDGE WATCH: Court of Criminal Appeals Chief Justice Sharon Keller Wants the State to Pay for Her Attorney", March 30, 2009
  9. Harmful Error, "Nevada Supreme Court elections"
  10. Moritz Legal Information blog, "Judgepedia", October 1, 2008
  11. New York Times: The Caucus
  12. Judgepedia at FHK
  13. Judgepedia and more from Samsphere
  14. Rare Securities Lawsuit Jury Trial Commences in Case with Predatory Lending Issues
  15. DailyKos, "Alaska Supreme Court to Hear Emergency Troopergate Appeal", October 3, 2008
  16. Mudflats, "There they go again", October 3, 2008
  17. Hermenautic Circle Blog
  18. Kansas Meadowlark on Judgepedia
  19. English forum, Pravda
  20. Stix Blog
  21. Gateway to Nevada's Rurals'
  22. Net Squared, "Fighting taxation without information", June 2008
  23. Wigderson Library and Pub, "Collateral attention", March 24, 2008
  24. You Be the Judge
  25. Hawaii Votes
  26. Cleveland Law Library Association
  27. Better Courts for Tennessee
  28. WDC Abrahamson profile
  29. WDC profile on Koschnick
  30. Kansas Meadowlark
  31. Meadowlark, Open Records
  32. Proof and Hearsay: JSonline
  33. Right On, JS Online
  34. Proof and Hearsay from JS Online
  35. JB Marketing Systems
  36. Houston Opinions (80th district court race)
  37. State Sunshine and Open Records blog
  38. Open Records blog