“Federal Court Halts Undemocratic System of Selecting NYS Judges”

See this Brennan Center press release. The decision of the federal district court is here. From the opinion: “As discussed below, the plaintiffs have demonstrated convincingly that local major party leaders — not the voters or the delegates to the judicial nominating conventions –control who becomes a Supreme Court Justice and when. The highly unusual processes by which that extremely important office is filled perpetuate that control, and deprive the voters of any meaningful role. The result is an opaque, undemocratic selection procedure that violates the rights of the voters and the rights of candidates who lack the backing of the local party leaders.”

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