Retention vote could mean less qualified on bench (NonPariel)
Fourth District Court judges’ retention rates were among the lowest in the state and Chief Judge Jeffrey Larson can’t help but assume that local judges were caught up in the campaign to vote no for the Supreme Court justices.
Larson said the retention election was surprising and unfortunate. He was surprised that the campaign to oust Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and justices David Baker and Michael Streit “trickled down” to district court judges.
The election was the first time since the retention system was created in 1962 that a state Supreme Court justice has been removed, let alone three.
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