National Review on judicial selection

March 8, 2013 10:45AM

National Review Online discusses a pending constitutional amendment in Tennessee that would finally settle the process by which judges are chosen in the state. The article notes how numerous groups across the political spectrum have expressed support for the measure, including the Beacon Center.

The amendment, nicknamed the Founders’ Plan, is an unquestionably conservative policy proposal. It has been endorsed by numerous conservative organizations (JCN, Eagle Forum, Family Action of Tennessee, Americans for Prosperity, the Beacon Center of Tennessee, etc.) who embrace the principles of judicial selection articulated by the Founders and set forth in the U.S. Constitution. It also has the advantage of also having been endorsed by the leading business organizations (including the Tennessee Chamber, Business Roundtable, and the Nashville Chamber) who have determined that it is a sensible approach, and who clearly believe it is an efficient way of avoiding a judiciary dominated by plaintiffs’ trial lawyers.

Read the entire article here.