Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Who besides Virginia uses the legislature to pick judges?

According to this AP report, "South Carolina and Virginia are the only states that use legislators to elect trial and appellate judges, though there are differences in procedures, according to the National Center for State Courts. Most states, including North Carolina and Georgia, use a combination of appointment and popular election systems." The report goes on to say that the Rev. Jesse Jackson favors popular election of judges.

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