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Law’s Jonathan Entin discusses judicial candidates on the ballot

Voters may know the candidates for major offices but how much do they know about those running for judge?

WEWSJonathan Entin, the David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law and adjunct professor of political science, discussed why judicial races don’t always grab headlines—or voters’ attention. “There are some rules that restrict what judicial candidates can say,” Entin said. “You can probably say ‘I’m going to be tough on crime’ but there are some limits to how far you can go before it looks like you’re pre-judging cases that will come before you. Judicial candidates don’t get into the rough and tumble to the same extent as candidates for executive offices.”