Judicial Reform

My takeaway from today's Joint Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting is this. Repeatedly, comments were made by Republican reps & senators that the current process wasn't transparent or open to the public, and that allowing 'a bunch of lawyers' who were members of the local bar to submit recommended names to the governor for appointment to a vacancy on the bench was like letting the lawyers pick their own judges.

My immediate thought was, yes, rather like the way Republicans in the General Assembly redrew their own districts in a manner that let them choose their own voters.

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