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Picking judges

May 9, 2012
The Journal

There has been a lot of debate, legal challenges and rulings about judicial selection in Minnesota ove the past several years. Critics feel we have gotten away from the idea of letting the public pick the judges, as outlined in the state constitution. They challenged rules issued by the Minnesota Supreme Court on what is proper campaign behavior for judges. The critics want to make judicial elections just like regular elections, with judges seeking political party endorsements, raising campaign war chests, and making promises on how they will rule on issues.



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