Challenges to Judicial Elections

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson has been making the case for moving away from electing state judges for years and he’s seen enthusiasm for the idea shift from party to party as the parties see their majorities rise and fade. The Texas Tribune has a story (“In Texas, a Never-Ending Battle Over Judicial Elections“) that makes brings together some of the arguments for making the change.

Why do Texans allow the partisans campaigns that they dislike control the justice system they need to trust?

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