Election Law

Election Roundup: Judge Who Is Sib of Gubernatorial Candidate Allegedly Involved in Sign Dispute

As election day nears, political campaign sign wars are at white heat.

Among those at whom the finger is pointing is a New Hampshire judge and brother of a Republican candidate for state governor who has been accused of threatening a Democratic campaign volunteer for putting up signs, according to the Nashua Telegraph and the Union Leader.

“District Court Judge Robert Stephen, the brother of Republican gubernatorial candidate John Stephen, threatened a campaign volunteer in Manchester with arrest Friday night for posting campaign signs on public property, despite that fact that Stephen’s campaign has placed hundreds of signs on public property throughout New Hampshire,” contends a written statement Sunday from New Hampshire Democratic Party.

Neither newspaper article includes any comment from the judge.

Additional election coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Supreme Court Turns Down Election Disclosure Appeal”

Associated Press: “Past complaints silence political ad soundtracks”

Chicago News Cooperative: “Judicial Retention Vote Could Change Course of Politics for Decade”

Miami Herald: “Attack ad against Gelber prompt lawyers to come to his defense”

Park Ridge Herald-Advocate: “One woman, one vote … wrong ballot”

Washington Post: “In Wis., Feingold feels impact of court ruling”

Washington Post: “Roberts Court rulings on campaign finance reveal shifting makeup, forceful role”

We welcome your comments, but please adhere to our comment policy and the ABA Code of Conduct.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.