Monthly Archives: September 2010

To Elect or Appoint Judges?

This fall Nevada voters will presented with a ballot question that would provide for the initial appointment of judges.  Currently, judges are elected and consequently need to raise money to fund campaigns.  The impact of campaign contributions on judicial impartiality, both real and perceived, is significant. The proposed reform would amend Nevada law to provide for the appointment of judges by the Governor from a list of candidates selected by the Judicial Selection Commission, followed by retention elections whereby the electorate can choose to retain or remove those judges.  Currently, judges are appointed in Nevada … Continue Reading »