Monday, December 28, 2009

O'Connor Leads Effort to End Judicial Elections

A group of judges, political officials and lawyers, led by the retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, has begun a campaign to persuade states to choose judges on the basis of merit, rather than their ability to win an election.
Effort Begun to End Voting for Judges, N.Y. Times, Dec. 23, 2009.

O'Connor is working with the University of Denver's Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.

1 comment:

Legal Aid said...

In choosing a member of the judiciary, performance, knowledge and integrity must be the bases.