March 11, 2011
Who says popular election of state judges is "Fishy"?
How rude. Not giving money to sitting judges and would-be judges for their campaigns? Next thing you know, lawyers will no longer be the main event--with clients calling some of the shots. See at Choose Judges on Merit, a site by the "renegade" Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, these two gems: Jukebox Justice and Electing Judges is 'Fishy'. But whoa there, PMC. Without lawyers writing those campaign checks, only honest and highly-qualified jurists will want to have anything to do with state courts. There'd be a merit system that hatches all these boring smart ex-lawyers who as law students made Law Review and Coif and as kids couldn't get elected Junior High Student Council Treasurer if they'd passed out free beer, airplane glue and cheerleaders as party favors. What then, smart guys?
Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at March 11, 2011 11:59 PM