August 24, 2012
Why are Americans still Popularly Electing State Judges?
Our short version for the rabble. Are we nuts? Or just too lazy to get state legislatures to change? Popular election judiciary schemes are bad for good business clients--and their lawyers. And they send bad-smelling messages to all clients, all Americans, and the entire world about the nature of justice in America: (1) Judges have "constituents"; and (2) Justice here is "for sale". But 39 states still keep these systems in place. Do see "Choose Judges on Merit", a site by our favorite sane voice in the wilderness, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts.
Posted by JD Hull at August 24, 2012 12:59 AM