January 27, 2023

Newsweek: Hold Elected Officials Accountable on Judges

ACS President Russ Feingold penned an op-ed for Newsweek, in which he encourages voters to secure the long-term protection of their fundamental rights by prioritizing the confirmation of diverse and qualified judges at the state and local levels.

"It is our collective responsibility to prioritize the courts. During elections season, voters should prioritize judicial races in states that directly elect judges. In other states, voters should query gubernatorial candidates about their criteria for judges. In non-election years, constituents must hold elected officials accountable when it comes to the courts, just as we do for the legislation they sponsor or the laws they enact. The judicial candidates that an elected official supports, nominates, or appoints are a reflection of their values and priorities."

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