Argument: Lawyers are not free to campaign against judges

Issue Report: Election of judges


“Editorial: Time To Appoint Judges”. Shreveport Times. September 21st, 2008: “Lawyers are reluctant to run against a sitting judge for obvious reasons, particularly if the would-be candidate is a courtroom attorney. […] Of this flawed judge-’til-retirement system, one retired Missouri circuit judge, J. Miles Sweeney, said of never having to face an opponent in four elections in Greene County: ‘Nobody ever had a chance to vote against me. I was never accountable.'”