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Elected Judges Are Less Likely to Support LGBTQ Rights. Also, Judges Should Never Be Elected.

The United States’ unique practice of electing judges is a travesty of justice in countless ways: Pressured to gratify voters’ desires rather than uphold the law, elected judges are more likely to impose unduly harsh sentences and condemn defendants to death; less likely to rule against the moneyed interests that financed their elections; and prone to disregard politically unpopular groups’ civil rights.
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