In his March 27 Open Court article, ” Debunking the Myths of Merit Selection,” George M. Kraw asserts that support for merit selection or for qualifying commissions as judicial selection techniques is naive.

While no system is perfect, merit selection of judges is head and shoulders above an elective system, with its need for campaign coffers, or any other system where individual judges may appear or actually feel accountable to those putting them on the bench.

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