Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Good for Iowa!
The story at the Sioux City Journal is instructive, in the sense that legal experts with the Iowa bar, and the courts are warning the citizens of the dangers inhernet in judicial campaigns focused on an isolated decision rendered in good conscience by an independent judiciary. This is the debate, that every state in the union should be having with its citizens. The Bad Lawyer struggles with this debate. I'm horrified for you, the citizens of OurState, when I look at a lot of the folks we call Judge who you elected because they are named Irishname, Italianname, and so on.
On the otherhand, take away direct election and the "merit" process will tend to homogenize a certain sort of "elite" that we need to guard against. Seriously, watch out for the bowtie crowd!