judicial merit selection
November 6, 2019 -
In Texas, which has long debated changes to its system of partisan judicial elections, Republican leaders began pushing an appointment system just a few months after last year's Democratic sweep in Houston's judicial elections. One proposed bill would put an end to elected judges in urban counties.
December 19, 2018 -
As the lame duck governor heads to the U.S. Senate, Florida is losing its only black Supreme Court justice. That's no accident: A drastic loss in racial diversity on Florida state courts is part of Gov. Scott's legacy and has led to demands for reforming how judges are chosen.
January 26, 2018 -
A proposed constitutional amendment would give the state legislature control over choosing judges — a power it has not had since the Civil War.