The Solution

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Performance Evaluation and Retention Elections

There is a better system for deciding which judges should remain in office – a system that preserves the right of the public to decide, while encouraging campaigns that focus on the qualifications and performance of our judges.

That system is called retention elections, currently used in 20 states, during which voters make a simple decision to keep or remove a judge. One vote, focused on that judge’s performance in office, rather that partisan interests.