Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Chief Justices Sound Alarm on Judicial Elections

Tony Mauro reports Chief Justices Sound Alarm on Judicial Elections, Legal Times, Aug. 23, 2006:

The nation's state chief justices are launching a campaign to remind voters of what used to be obvious: Judicial elections are different from those for other offices.

Voicing 'grave concern' over increasingly partisan and costly campaigns, the Conference of Chief Justices -- representing the top jurists in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories -- voted Aug. 2 on measures to emphasize the 'unique nature' of judicial elections. At least some of the judges in 39 states are elected.
Washington's primary is Sept. 19. Three Supreme Court justices face opposition. See

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