Fascinating Paul Blumental analysis.
Extensive debate in Quinnipiac Law Review:
AP: “As U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin considers a 2016 return bid for governor, Republicans hope to block West Virginia’s most prominent Democrat from handpicking his Senate successor for two years.”
This is a state court case. The federal case goes to trial in July.
The biggest reason Ohioans say they don’t vote for judges is because they don’t know enough about the candidates. These and other results from a survey of 1,000 registered Ohio voters were discussed today at the annual Associated Press Legislative Preview by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.
The survey, which was conducted in October last year by the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, focused on the drop off in votes cast in judicial races.
Frank Wilkinson for Bloomberg View.
Theodore Arrington writes at SSN.