Bent on Bail

Like a game of jail roulette, money bail punishes defendants based on often arbitrary factors—including the size of their wallets. The cost to both inmates and taxpayers is tremendous.

Cook County 2016 Election Guide: The judges up for retention

On November 8, Cook County voters will once again be asked to decide on which Circuit Court judges should be retained. An alliance of 11 bar associations review and rate the judges. Injustice Watch reviewed those evaluations, and compiled the findings. We especially focused on the evaluations of three bar associations: The Chicago Bar Association (CBA), the Chicago Council of Lawyers (CCL) and the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). What follows is our breakdown. Partisan judicial races will also be on the ballot.