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Judicial Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 2: Alabama Shelby County Judicial Commission Amendment 2 Passed
March 1, 2016 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Judicial Retirement Measure Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama SB225: Statewide Amendment 9 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 115: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Judicial Department Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 57: The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 62: The Justice That Works Act of 2016 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (5): State Courts Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Florida Amendment 3: Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Georgia Amendment 3: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution so as to Abolish the Existing Judicial Qualifications Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Relating to Retired Judges Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Hawaii SB 886: Relating to State Justices and Judges Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Hawaii HB 420: Relating to Disclosure of Judicial Nominees Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act No. 875: Proposed Amendment No. 5 Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maryland Question 3: Qualifications for Baltimore City Orphans' Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 1: Qualifications for Prince George’s County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 2: Qualifications for Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 3: Relating to the Selection of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Judges Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Hampshire Question 2: Relating to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 2: Provides that Method of Selection and Appointment of Certain Municipal Court Judges Be Set by Statute Rather Than by the Constitution Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Jersey Public Questions No. 2: Constitutional Amendment Allowing Contributions to Be Taken Fom Justices' and Judges' Salaries for Their Employee Benefits Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: Increasing the Membership of the Judicial Standards Commission from 11 to 13 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Nevada Question No. 2: Appellate Court Amendment Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Nevada Question No. 1: Judicial Appointment Amendment Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Nevada SJR 14: Ballot Question No. 1 Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 New York Proposal 6: Increasing Age until which Certain State Judges Can Serve Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Raise the Maximum Age an Individual Can Occupy Judicial Office from 70 to 76 Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 755: Courts to Rely on Federal and State Laws When Deciding Cases Forbidding Courts from Looking at International Law or Sharia Law Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 752: Modifying the Composition of the Judicial Nominating Commission Passed
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 53: Amends Constitution: Modifies Provisions Governing Civil Forfeitures Related To Crimes; Permits Use Of Proceeds By Law Enforcement Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Oregon Ballot Measure Number 87: Amends Constitution: Permits Employment of State Judges by National Guard (Military Service) and State Public Universities (Teaching) Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 94: Oregon Judicial Retirement Measure Failed
April 26, 2016 Pennsylvania Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Abolition of the Philadelphia Traffic Court Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Pennsylvania Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: The Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Tennessee Constitutional Amendment No. 2: Judicial Selection Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 14: Limit on Service by State Justices and Judges Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Texas Proposition 9: Expanded Judicial Sanctions Amendment Passed
Nov. 7, 2017 Texas SJR 6: Proposition 4 Passed
April 7, 2015 Wisconsin Question 1: Referendum on Election of Chief Justice Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment C: District Court Commissioners-Authority Failed
 
 

Legal

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Alabama Russell County Court Costs Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 114: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Crime Victim Protection from Liability for Damages Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 59: Overturn Citizens United Act Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Proposition 102: Criteria for Release to Pretrial Services Programs Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Hawaii SB 143: Proposing an Amendment to the Hawaii Constitution to Change the Threshold Value in Controversy Requirement for Jury Trials in Civil Cases at Common Law from $5,000 to $10,000 Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Illinois HJRCA 1: Proposed Amendment of Section 8.1 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 9: Act No. 1051 - Workers' Compensation Judgments Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 10: Act No. 1053 - Criminal Defendants Trial by Jury Waiver Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maryland Question 3: Qualifications for Baltimore City Orphans' Court Judges Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maryland Question 2: Trial by Jury Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 1: Qualifications for Prince George’s County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 2: Qualifications for Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 3: Suspension and Removal of Elected Officials Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Mississippi : Alternative Measure 42A Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Montana Initiative Number 116: Ensure that Crime Victims' Right and Interests are Respected and Protected by Law Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 North Carolina SB 399: An Act to Amend the Constitution to Provide that a Person Accused of Any Criminal Offense in Superior Court for Which the State is Not Seeking a Sentence of Death May Waive the Right to Trial by Jury and Instead be Tried by a Judge Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure Number 3: Initiated Constitutional Measure to Preserve and Protect the Right of Crime Victims to Justice Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Jersey Public Question No. 1: Constitutional Amendment to Allow a Court to Order Pretrial Detention of a Person in a Criminal Case Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 3: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 6 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Allow the Legislature to Set the Date for Filing Declarations of Candidacy for Judicial Retension Elections Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Protect Community Safety by Granting Courts New Authority to Deny Release on Bail Pending Trial for Dangerous Defendants in Felony Cases While Retaining the Right to Pretrial Release for Non-Dang Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Nevada SJR 14: Ballot Question No. 1 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Ohio Issue 2: Anti-Monopoly Amendment; Protects the Initiative Process from being Used for Personal Economic Benefit Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 755: Courts to Rely on Federal and State Laws When Deciding Cases Forbidding Courts from Looking at International Law or Sharia Law Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 73: Requires Increased Minimum Sentences for Certain Repeated Sex Crimes, Incarceration for Repeated Driving Under Influence Passed
April 26, 2016 Pennsylvania Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Abolition of the Philadelphia Traffic Court Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment S: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution to Expand Rights for Crime Victims Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Utah HJR 12: Constitutional Amendment C Failed
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