Sunday, April 17, 2005
A fascinating article in Sunday's Inquirer about how judges get nominated in PA (and especially Philadelphia). The current system is truly frightening, apparently requiring substantial payments by the judge-aspirants just to appear on the ballot, let alone get Ward or other local endorsements. It's amazing that any reasonable candidates come out the other end of the pipe. Apparently the folks in power in the Democratic party are now interested in trying to reform the system in some way -- this is a rare instance when appointed judges might serve the people better. Will be interesting to see how their attempts play out.