The Supreme Court's reversal of the lower court decisions in Lopez Torres v. New York State Board of Elections was a major victory for the defenders of New York's judicial selection status quo. That said...
While the outside threats to judicial independence are serious and metastasizing, the unfortunate -- and for many, uncomfortable -- fact is that the de-legitimizing of America's courts is at least partly an inside job.
The others at the table looked at me as if I was a fool. I had to explain I was from New York -- where hearings and votes are basically held at the discretion of a Committee Chair (and her chamber's leader). Of course, I already knew New York did things differently.
The Brennan Center salutes any and all who support meaningful and effective redistricting reform. But we hope said supporters are converting more of our Turkey Lurkeys into Henny Pennys, and not the other way around.