Commentary on Alabama Law and Society

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Whatever Else

This may mean, if authentic it is strong evidence that we need a new method for choosing our judges.

Just read the e-mail, and ask yourself if anything in it accords with your ideals of justice. If you were to stand before any of the men mentioned in the e-mail, how confident would you be that you would get a fair hearing? How would you feel knowing the judge obtained his position because a few well-organized groups thought the judge would consistently rule in their favor?