The New York State Bar Association Monday faced a seemingly hostile Senate panel when the group called for an end to judicial elections and the establishment of a “merit” selection process.

Senators bluntly challenged State Bar President Mark H. Alcott’s premise that the elective system is an inherently inferior way to choose judges, and questioned whether a merit selection system that mandates judicial diversity, as the bar’s proposal does, is still strictly a merit system.

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