External Documents

Here are links to relevant documents on other websites.

The New Politics of Judicial Elections 2000–2009, by James Sample, Hofstra University School of Law; Adam Skaggs and Jonathan Blitzer, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law;  Linda Casey, National Institute on Money in State Politics. Charles Hall, Editor, Justice at Stake Campaign, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law.

Organizing for Social Change 4th Edition: Midwest Academy Manual for Activists, by Kim Bobo, Jackie Kendall, and Steve Max. The Forum Press, 2010.

‘So Damn Much Money’: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government, by Robert G. Kaiser. Knopf, 2009.

Public Funding of Judicial Elections: Financing Campaigns for Fair and Impartial Courts. Deborah Goldberg, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, 2002. This paper makes the case for public financing of judicial elections from several perspectives. First, it describes current circumstances and the need for change. Then, it describes public financing options for contested and retention elections. Finally, it makes the case that these options are constitutionally permissible and sound.

Advocacy Journal’s Tip Sheet. A compendium of advice on how to persuade legislators, written in a fresh light-hearted style. All of the following articles are contained in a single long web page.

Ethical Lobbying is NOT an Oxymoron
How To Trick Your Legislators Into Doing What You Want
The U.S. Constitution and You: Why the Constitution is Still Relevant Today
What if the Declaration of Independence Had Been Composed on Twitter?
What NOT to Say When Advocating
Easy, Easier, Easiest: Tips for Connecting with Policymakers and Staff at Home
Why I LOVE Paying My Taxes
What’s In and What’s Out for 2009
Why the Legislative Process is Like Thanksgiving Dinner
Make the Darn Ask!
Jazzing Up Your Advocacy:  Five Lessons from New Orleans