Top State Judges Fight Anti-Incumbent Push In 2010

Law360, New York (November 3, 2010, 4:44 PM EDT) -- Most state Supreme Court incumbents managed to hang onto their seats in expensive, sometimes ugly judicial campaigns during the 2010 elections, with the high-profile exception of three top Iowa justices who were unseated following a tough campaign where their ruling on gay marriage became a key issue.

The partisan, anti-incumbent spirit that swept the national electorate filtered down to key state Supreme Court races on Tuesday in several key battleground states, most notably Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, Alaska, Michigan and Iowa, according to the Brennan Center for...
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