Should We Have Partisanship In Our Courts?

Should we have partisanship in the leadership of State courts? There are some states that have identified partisan labels on their Supreme Courts and then there are states that the partisan affiliation is the worst kept secret in the state. So who gets to decide what the rules should be for each state? Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has an article headlined “Fittingly, Supreme Court term starts with test of political affiliations for judges.”  Delaware has decided that partisan balance on that state’s Supreme Court is essential to maintaining public trust. But can a state do that?

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