A Chance For Honest Judges
January 31st, 2006

Daily News columnist Errol Louis praises the federal court ruling that threw out New Yorks system of selecting judges and ordered open party primaries: Until last Friday, New York was the only state to nominate judges in boss-run judicial conventions. The process repelled many self-respecting lawyers and fostered mediocrity and corruption. But the encouraging news is not likely to last. There’s a good chance the state’s party bosses will use Albany to recapture control of the judge-making machinery.That means reform-minded political clubs and ambitious but honest lawyers need to hit the streets and start campaigning for Supreme Court – this year, while the historic window of opportunity is still open.

By on January 31, 2006, 6:26 am
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  1. Gotham Gazette - The Wonkster » Blog Archive » In Search Of Honest Judges Says:
    February 6th, 2006 at 5:36 am

    […] Echoing sentiments expressed by Daily News columnist Errol Louis last week, an editorial in the New York Times A Turning Point For New York Courts, praises the federal court ruling that threw out the clubhouse-controlled selection process for picking New Yorks trial judges. But the Times argues that, instead of the primaries that the judge ordered, there should be a new merit selection system for the Supreme Court. […]

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