Nonpartisan election of judges would be a huge boost for Alabama’s image both inside and outside the state. As Alabama moves forward in these difficult economic times surly we would benefit by eliminating the perception that justice is for sale in Alabama. Justice and politics simply do not mix.
I understand Mickey Hammon R-Decatur’s sentiment that the democrats did not change the system when they controlled the courts so the republicans will not change the system now that the republicans control Alabama’s appellate courts. To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi if we continue an eye for an eye, soon the entire state will be blind.