I’ve written about this before. I’ve done so for years. I’m doing so again. And I’ll tell you why.
When it comes to judicial elections, especially for state courts, our current system creates an impression that justice is for sale.
And even if it’s not? Even if it’s only for rent? There are sound reasons to reform the system to raise the level of public trust in our politics and courts.
“Judges are supposed to be nonideological, nonpartisan and impartial,” says Maida Milone, president of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, a group working for judicial merit selection, “They shouldn’t have D’s and R’s after their names. They shouldn’t take money from people and groups who might end up in their courtrooms.”
Yet they do.
Read the whole article at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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