Spot has written a couple of times that the prospect of ferocious and partisan campaigns for judgeships is the yawning abyss forshadowed by l'affaire de johnson. City Pages has an article about one legislator's efforts to limit the amount spent on judicial campaigns since Greg Wersal and the Republican Party burned down the old rules. Representative Steve Simon's effort went nowhere.
It's a brave new world, boys and girls, and pity the judge who has to stand for re-election this fall. Or future litigants who will have politics to add to their worries in court.
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