Increasing Talk About Appointing Some Judges

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With this week’s defeat of two incumbent Ohio Supreme Court justices, there’s increasing talk of moving to a system of appointing some judges.

Voters rejected the idea of appointing appeals and state Supreme Court judges in 1987, but some skeptics have warmed to the idea, including newly-elected State Representative Mike Curtin.

Former Ohio House Speaker Joann Davidson is another long-time skeptic who says the idea of appointed judges should be debated again.

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