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Question of the Day — Electing Judges

Issue: Should we appoint or elect judges?

DFO: This question comes out of a brief discussion I had yesterday with Editor Steve Smith. He believe we should appoint judges because some really bad candidates can become judges with a good political campaign. He’s right. On the other hand, I believe I’m also right that judges can become arrogant and complacent if they don’t have to face the voters. Also, good candidates would be overlooked under an appointment system. Then, it’d be more important who you know or whom you’ve contributed to in political campaigns.

Question: What do you think?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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