Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Court Upholds NY Judicial Elections

Court Upholds NY Judicial Elections, Wash. Post, Jan. 16, 2008. New York voters elect delegates to a party convention. The delegates select judicial candidates. Unsuccessful candidates and a watchdog group challenged the system. "The plaintiffs have said the current system leads to cozy relationships among judges, lawyers and politicians." The district court and the Second Circuit found it unconstitutional. The Supreme Court today reversed.

The case is New York Board of Elections v. Torres, 06-766, The opinion was by Scalia. There were no dissents (although there were a couple of concurrences).

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