This morning, AJS received news from our friends at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School that they have just released a new report entitled “Choosing State Judges: A Plan for Reform”. Regarding the report, the Brennan Center explains:
The U.S. Supreme Court isn’t the only institution roiled by a highly politicized judicial selection process. In a new report, the Brennan Center calls for reform to state supreme courts, where high-cost elections have become the norm. The report, “Choosing State Judges: A Plan for Reform,” urges states to abolish elections for state supreme court justices and instead adopt a transparent, publicly accountable appointment process for their highest courts. It also calls for the adoption of a lengthy single term for state supreme court justices, along with other reforms designed to rein in the role of money and politics in state courts.