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A Matter Of Opinion

Stop electing judges, O’Connor says

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor says the way we select judges in this state is all wrong. I can see arguments both ways.

1. Yes, by electing them, a lot of money pours into these races from partisan sources.

2. Yes, most people have trouble deciding which judges to vote for based on the merits.

3. Would a “nonpartisan commission” (her solution) really be nonpartisan? Plus, if we held elections on whether to retain them, wouldn’t partisanship enter into those decisions?

What are you thoughts?


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