There are ben­e­fits to ap­point­ing judges

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Opinion -

In re­sponse to “Keep our courts voter-owned” (July 19 Opin­ion):

While most, but not all, states elect judges, the US is nearly alone among na­tions to do so.

While it is still open to de­bate, there is great con­cern that elec­tion of judges opens this in­de­pen­dent branch of gov­ern­ment to greater par­ti­san and mon­e­tary cor­rup­tion. Fur­ther­more, many think it im­por- tant to in­su­late judges from the pop­u­lar will, en­cour­ag­ing in­de­pen­dence and greater pro­tec­tion of the mi­nor­ity from in­fringe­ment by the ma­jor­ity.

– Ann Ross, Char­lotte

Ann Ross

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