Archive for the tag 'Judges'

Jun 27 2014

In the Right Spotlight

Can you name at least two candidates in any of the recent judicial elections in your district or state? Do you know something meaningful about the platform they ran on? Even if you can answer the first question, the second question might leave you stumped. Public offices such as governor, representative and senator get more […]

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Jun 05 2014

Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee to Consider House Bill 1848

Published by under Merit Selection

The Bucks County Herald recently featured an op-ed column written by Charles Meredith encouraging members of the House Judiciary Committee to report out House Bill 1848 relating to merit selection of statewide judges. The Committee is scheduled to consider the bill early next week. Now, all Pennsylvania judges are elected in expensive, partisan elections. House […]

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May 29 2014

Political Justice

Across the country, politics is quickly rearing its head in the nation’s courtrooms. Lawmakers are infringing more and more upon the independence of the judiciary. Lawmakers in Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas have introduced bills that limit the power of the judiciary following unpopular decisions. This phenomenon is made worse by increases in partisan financial support […]

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May 07 2014

Politicians in Robes?

Great news for state-level Republican judicial candidates throughout the country: they could be seeing a lot more financial support from their party! The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced its plans to launch the Judicial Fairness Initiative tasked with providing monetary support for judge candidates with conservative ideology. Specifically, the Judicial Fairness Initiative plans to […]

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Apr 16 2014

Politics Over Principles in Race for Chief Justice

The race for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice got a little more testy this weekend, as Republican candidates for the seat, Superior Court Judge Ola Mae Lewis, and Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin, traded barbs at a political event. Judge Lewis called into question the high court’s productivity, specifically highlighting that her opponent, Justice […]

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Apr 08 2014

A Better Way to Pick Judges

Published by under Merit Selection

It’s great to be a legislator in Virginia. You have control over judicial appointments and if you ever get bored in the General Assembly, there’s likely a cushy judgeship waiting for you. Virginia is one of only two states in which judicial appointments are decided entirely by the legislature. This method of judicial selection has […]

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Mar 25 2014

In the Interest of the Law

It’s been said before, ‘merit selection takes power away from the people to choose judges who represent them.’ But, that represents a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of a judge; judges should not represent the people who voted for them. Judges should represent the law and the ability to decide cases before them impartially. Judges […]

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Feb 25 2014

Judges for Sale in North Carolina

Since 2004, more than 80% of judicial candidates in North Carolina have used public financing to fund their campaigns. This program gave a grant to judicial candidates who raised money from small donors and agreed to strict spending limits. However, after nearly a decade on the books, the program was eliminated by North Carolina lawmakers, […]

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Jun 28 2012

The Real Reasons Pennsylvanians Want to Find a New Way to Select Judges

Published by under Opinion

In a letter published in the Harrisburg Patriot-News, PMC’s Lynn  A. Marks points out the problems in Dan Pero’s recent op-ed about Merit Selection.  Pero focused on the fact that even Merit Selection systems cannot totally eliminate politics from judicial selection. While conceding this point, Marks pointed out the big issues that Pero ignores and […]

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Dec 14 2011

The Benefits of a Nominating Commission

Published by under Opinion

As we noted earlier this week, there is some talk in Virginia of changing the way judges are selected. Currently, they are appointed by the legislature.  An editorial in the dailypress.com approves of the Lieutenant Governor’s proposal to use a commission-based appointment system and outlines the benefits of nominating commissions: Judges should not be politicians. […]

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