August 25, 2011

Let the People Choose Their Judges

Former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Clifford Taylor explains in a video interview why electing judges is a much better method of judicial selection than so-called “merit selection” panels, which virtually ensure the appointment of liberal judges. In a 2008 election, Taylor lost his seat on the Michigan Supreme Court as the result of dirty campaign tactics by his opponent. So his endorsement of judicial elections has tremendous credibility. Says Taylor,
“Elections may have some warts but they’re beauty queens compared to merit selection.”