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Friday, December 25, 2009

Judges: Elect or appoint?

Posted By on Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 6:18 AM

An effort led by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra O'Connor to end election of judges has received some news attention lately. John Lyon of Stephens Media finds little enthusiasm for the idea in Arkansas.

I have long favored appointment over election. But I acknowledge that so-called merit selection can be rife with political considerations, too.

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