merit selection

Government & Politics
9:06 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Former PA Governors Call for Judges to be Appointed, Not Elected

For years, a dogged group of advocates has called for appointing appellate court judges in a multi-step process called merit selection, instead of holding partisan elections.

Supporters say relying on judicial elections all but ensures that judges aren’t independent arbiters of reason, but adept fundraisers.  

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