Blemishes and all, associate judges seek new terms

Some associate judges have faced repeated reversals and criticism from appellate courts. Some have engaged in troublesome past behavior. But Circuit Court judges, who are now voting on which get new terms, are armed with little information about those cases. Injustice Watch spent the past month digging into the records of the judges on the ballot. Here are our reports.

Injustice Watch named finalist for Online Journalism Award

The Online News Association has named Injustice Watch a finalist for the 2018 Online Journalism Awards, which honor excellence in digital storytelling and distribution. Injustice Watch’s series, A Broken System, was selected for the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award. The series exposed widespread corruption in the Kansas City, Kansas, criminal justice system which led to the wrongful conviction of Lamonte McIntyre. Days later, McIntyre was released after serving 23 years for murders he did not commit. Winners will be announced at the Online News Association Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet on Saturday, Sept.