Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Last Days of Party Boss Control Over Judicial Selections

The Buffalo News notes that we've probably witnessed the final judicial nominating conventions this month, after the Brennan Center's successful challenge of this system in Lopez-Torres.

Why is this a good thing? James Sample, associate counsel at the Brennan Center has the answer: "The end of the current judicial convention system is a victory for democracy, for the rank-and-file voters who were excluded and for the candidates excluded by New York's party boss system."

Categories: General, Judicial Selection

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