Editorial: Reform judicial elections this year

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  • Updated: February 4, 2008 - 6:13 PM

State should get ahead of special-interest money "tsunami."

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DannDobsonSep. 18, 0812:46 PM

Minnesota has the unique opportunity to avoid what has occurred in other states, the politization of Judicial elections. Minnesota voters should take this opportunity to show the rest of the country how to do things right. I speak from experience, as a man who ran for Judge over 15 years ago. Back then we could not speak about how we would rule on a case, seek political endorsements or accept campaign contributions. The U.S. Supreme Court regrettably threw out all of Minnesota's safe guards to keep Judicial races from becoming political races. The proposed measure, while not ideal, there will be no incentive to speak about about Judges who should be removed, the proposed measure, is certainly better than what may occur in the near future. I urge all voters to back this common sense proposal. Daniel D. Dobson J.D. Summit Hill - Saint Paul

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