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February 18, 2014

Americans still select state judges through popular elections. Why?

Yes, we continue to bang this drum. But we think that the popular election of state judges is bad for everyone, and especially bad for businesses, both American and non-American companies, that typically appear before judges in a number of states. American state courts with judges chosen popularly send a message to citizens, clients and the entire world that (1) judges have "constituents", and (2) justice in those forums is for sale. The majority of states still maintain keep these systems. If you are interested in changing that, then do see "Choose Judges on Merit", a site by our favorite sane voice in the wilderness, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts.

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Posted by JD Hull at February 18, 2014 11:59 PM

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