Who evaluates qualifications for these judges, trial lawyers? No thanks. We the people need input into this process. Too many of these judges, answerable to no one have a tendency to legislate from the bench and rule by judicial fiat. That is a dangerous precedent and I don't much care of his honor likes that idea or not. Judges need to be accountable to the people they are charged to serve. Period.
I agree Soc,
This also invites an element of who payed who for a position. Money will talk, it will just be behind closed doors. Who picks the panel of lawyers and lay people that evaluate the judges? This whole article concerns me.
"If elected by popular vote" we, the people, and not just a select few, will have a voice in who is elected to these seats. That's the way it should be!