A nod toward increasing diversity among state court judges in Utah will be removed from the judicial application after state lawmakers declared that gender and racial disparities shouldn't be a factor in how judges are selected.
For the third time in forty years, Nevada citizens will have to decide whether they want to keep electing judges. Critics say elections require judges to solicit donations and engage in unseemly criticism of each other. The voters tend to agree and so the proposition supported by "Nevadans for Quality Judges" is struggling to pass in November. We look at both sides of the question about whether direct election or the Missouri System of retention elections for judges is better.