Voicing "grave concern" over increasingly partisan and costly campaigns, the nation's state chief justices are launching a campaign to emphasize the "unique nature" of judicial elections. "It's the money, it's the judicial questionnaires, it's a whole constellation of things happening now that don't advance the public's confidence in the courts," says Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard, outgoing chairman of the Conference of Chief Justices, which voted on the measures early this month.
Chief Justices Sound Alarm on Judicial Elections
August 23, 2006
This article requires premium access
This article requires premium access to Law.com. Please sign in or subscribe to read the full text.