The unholy hybrid now used to select New York trial court judges neither respects the merit of the candidates nor listens to the voice of the people. Two levels of the federal judiciary have ruled that the system is unconstitutional. That should have been the end of it...We wholeheartedly agree.
Judges hold a great deal of power in our society. They should owe their elevation to either their qualifications or their public support, not to the high-placed friends they’ve had to buy for themselves along the way.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Buffalo News on "The Unholy Hybrid"
From the Buffalo News, in a part of the state where it’s a balmy 2 degrees (negative 17 with the wind chill):