In a lively and sometimes humorous argument that stretched from a planned 40 minutes to two hours, the 2nd Circuit panel considering the constitutionality of New York's system for electing Supreme Court justices gave little indication of how they might rule. At issue is an opinion by Eastern District of New York Judge John Gleeson, in which he found the state's complex convention system dating back to 1921 to be a sham that left political leaders entirely in control of who becomes a judicial candidate.
2nd Circuit Panel Probes N.Y. Judicial Election Remedy
New York Law Journal
June 9, 2006