Thursday, February 24, 2005

Roanoke Times comes down against judicial selection by the legislature

This editorial from the Roanoke paper begins: "Charges that political donations, not merit, decided a New River Valley appointment reveal why legislators should not appoint judges."

The editorial concludes: "Virginia needs either a nonpartisan selection commission or a system of gubernatorial appointments and Senate confirmation that will at least reduce naked political influence and focus on judicial merit."

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