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Electing State Judges: Unpleasant, But Not Unconstitutional

July 3, 2008

“States, we don’t like your method of judicial selection. In fact, it is downright terrible. But we strike down only unconstitutional laws, not stupid ones. Change it if you want, but it’s not our problem.” This seems to be the message of the U.S. Supreme Court in its recent decision, New York State Board of Elections v. Lopez Torres....

Electing State Judges: Unpleasant, But Not Unconstitutional  


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