More Stuff Struck Down: Marion County Judicial Election System Invalidated

Also on Thursday, a federal court invalidated the system for electing judges in Marion County, Indiana.  It’s an odd (and, says the court, likely unique) system: a party may nominate candidates for no more than half of the available judicial seats.  This has apparently almost always led to “elections” where Republican candidates are put forward for half of the available seats, Democratic candidates are put forward for the other half, and no candidate faces an opponent.  The opinion is here.

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