Friday, June 16, 2006

Missouri Plan for Selecting Appeals Court Judges

A Birmingham News op-ed gives us "Ju$tice for $ale? - Alabamians ought to be deeply concerned about the amount of money being spent to elect supposedly impartial Supreme Court justices" and while I think just a portion of the problem I agree with the change. Now that the Business Community and a few Bible Thumpers have their folks rather in place I'd not hold my breath. The thing is that we've known we are getting some second rate candidates for a long time and we also know that the average Alabama citizen simply doesn't know enough to choose politicians much less jurists. The Alabama Bar has long urged use of the Missouri Plan for selecting judges. Damn fine idea. Peace ... or War!