Letter to the editor: Judges appointed before voters can choose
Our state constitution states that judges shall be elected by the voters, yet in Minnesota, our leaders have found a way to get judges appointed before the voters get their chance to choose.
This process is going on right now. Minnesota Supreme Courte Judge, Justice Helen Meyer, is retiring now--three months before the November election, and the Judicial Selection Commission has chosen four people, whose names were given to Gov. Dayton. Dayton will interview the four and pick one.
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