Bye-Bye Judicial Conventions!
We've gotta say ... we never thought this day would come.
Yesterday, Federal Judge John Gleeson of the United States District Court in Brooklyn opened up a can of whoop-ass on the establishment for the way they have chosen their judicial nominees - a tip of the hat to democracy! The ruling bars the establishment from the practice of selecting candidates for State Supreme Court justice at sharply controlled nominating conventions that effectively rob voters of their say of who ultimately makes it to the bench.
Judge Margarita Lopez Torres who brought the case hailed the decision as "a victory for the judiciary and a victory for all New Yorkers and for democracy. It's also a victory for candidates who are well qualified but who have been shut out of the process." So reported William K. Rashbaum of The New York Times.