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November 7, 2016

In the News Today – November 7, 2016

  •  ‘Straw Donor’ Political Fundraising Scandal and ‘Vetting Judges’ Gaff Highlighted in Huffington Post: National Courts Monitor breaks down some of the plaintiffs’ lawyers scandals from this election cycle, including a “bombshell story that a well-connected Boston [asbestos] law firm paid bonuses to apparently directly reimburse employees for political donations.” The story also writes on mega-donor Lisa Blue Baron’s comment that she was interviewed for a position vetting federal judicial nominees for a possible Clinton administration. (The Huffington Post)

  • Law Clerk “Recently Charged with Official Misconduct” Only Candidate for Chicago-area Judgeship: Rhonda Crawford, currently the only candidate listed on the general election ballot for an open Chicago-area judgeship was recently “fired from her courthouse job and criminally charged for donning a robe and presiding over traffic cases that should have been heard by a real judge.” Some believe the lack of a universal standard for how to select judges has provided “openings for substandard judicial candidates to sneak through.” (ABC News)

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