NY Times Editorial: Fair Courts at Risk

The September 9 New York Times has an editorial on judicial elections. Inspired by the recently published Brennan Center report, it begins:

The nature of state judicial elections has changed dramatically in recent years, and not for the better.

Expanding their influence-peddling efforts beyond executive offices, like president and governor, and legislative offices, like Congress and state legislatures, well-heeled special interests have become a dominant force in crucial state judicial races.

Read the rest. The Times’s diagnosis is spot-on, but the remedies the Times recommends regrettably do not include clean elections.

About Hamilton Richards

I retired in 2006 as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. These days I volunteer technical support for Citizens' Climate Lobby (Austin chapter), Common Ground for Texans, (CG4Tx.org), Integrity Texas (IntegrityTexas.org), and several friends.
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