Last week’s elections give me cause to revisit the matter of whether judges should be elected or appointed by a body that vets them for their qualifications. 661 more words
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"Electing Judges Is Insane": Justice Judith French, 'Forget All Those Other Votes If You Don’t Keep The Ohio Supreme Court Conservative'
With a couple of minor exceptions, like a few local judgeships in Switzerland, the United States is the only country where judges are elected. Indeed, to the rest of the world, the idea of judges running for office—begging for money, airing attack ads against their opponents, thinking always about their next election even after they take the bench—is positively insane. 304 more words
By: Mike Madigan
The headline in The Buffalo News on January 14, 2010 stated, “Feds Bring down Hammer on Wheatfield Drug Ring”. Unknown to the paper, the only thing that actually was about to be hammered was the integrity of the U.S. 1,475 more words
The guest speaker at a Wednesday Tempe event will be a retired jurist who is expected to offer frank commentary about the corrosive role of campaign money in judicial elections… 180 more words