O'Connor Helps Launch New Initiative Against Judicial Elections

, The National Law Journal


Since retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has repeatedly advocated against the use of elections to pick state judges. Now she is teaming with a center at the University of Denver to try to add some political teeth to her efforts. On Thursday, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System announced the creation of the O'Connor Judicial Selection Initiative, a project that will assist state level efforts to move away from judicial elections.

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