Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson has opted to drop her lawsuit seeking to restore her status as chief justice. Wisconsin voters amended the state constitution this spring to change the chief justice from a seniority-selected to a colleague-selected position. Justice Abrahamson contended the change did not apply to her current term. Read more at The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Tucson, Arizona's system of partisan nominations by district followed by at-large general elections is unconstitutional. Read more at the The Arizona Capital Times.