Questions That Could Shape a Pivotal Election

After months of campaigning and millions of dollars spent, Election Day is here. And the stakes are high: the first new governor in eight years, a new Legislature, a U.S. House race that could have national implications. Here are some key questions that could determine the results.

Attorneys Help Bankroll Campaigns of Judges Who Hear Their Cases

Campaign finance reports show attorneys who donate hundreds or thousands of dollars to judicial campaigns frequently appear before the judges they are supporting. With no specific laws on when judges should recuse themselves, the donations raise concerns about conflicts of interest.