Sunday, December 11, 2005

Ever hotter lights on Rendell's judicial pick

Rendell's appointment of a replacement for State Supreme Court Justice Nigro, already made a bit challenging by its apparent built-in term limit (see last item here), is now the focus of some pressure to diversify the almost uniformly white male state judiciary. Lots of cooks in on this stew!

As a point of clarification, this article states that the promise not to run for reelection isn't inherent to the process of appointment, but arises from the desire to expedite the appointment and confirmation processes (without Governor or Senate worrying about their political capital a few years hence). I.e., the Senate usually requests such a commitment before granting their approval. eesh.

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