JRLC's issue paper is Impartial Judges in Minnesota (February, 2008). In this paper, JRLC discusses the threat to our independent judiciary given recent federal court rulings, and points out some of the religious principles and teachings that relate to justice and the role of judges.

Read the full report of the Minnesota Citizens Commission for the Preservation of an Impartial Judiciary ("Quie Commission") which was chaired by former Governor Al Quie.

Download the Report of the Judicial Selection Study Committee by the League of Women Voters in Minnesota.

Visit the website of Minnesotans for Impartial Courts.

JRLC rarely cites works of fiction, but we'll make this one exception. Bishop Peter Rogness of the St. Paul Area Synod of the ELCA recommends John Grisham's novel, "The Appeal" (2008), for insight into judicial elections driven by money politics. The story closely resembles recent state Supreme Court elections and tactics in West Virginia, Wisconsin and other states.