Bloomberg Law
Oct. 23, 2020, 8:55 AMUpdated: Oct. 23, 2020, 4:13 PM

Judge Elections Heat Up in Michigan, Ohio Before Remapping (1)

Jennifer Kay
Jennifer Kay
Staff Correspondent

With the nation’s attention fixed firmly upon the all-but-certain elevation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, largely overlooked is the high court drama taking place outside the Beltway.

A total of 35 states are conducting Supreme Court elections this year, with 73 of 344 judicial seats up for grabs. Court watchers are particularly interested in Ohio and Michigan, where the ideological balance may shift from right to left.

Among the top issues for courts in the states? Litigation arising from redistricting challenges, thanks to a 2019 U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively took such decisions out of ...

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