Deborah Bell Paseur, the Democratic candidate for the Alabama Supreme Court, favors appointing judges and letting voters decide if they should be retained. The Florence judge told the Birmingham chapter of The Federalist Society that the current system of partisan politics has led to judicial races that are too nasty and expensive. That, she said, has contributed to the public perception that “justice is for sale.” The suggested change would allow appellate judges to be chosen based on their qualifications. Of course, Alabamians would not lose their right to vote because they would decide each term whether the judge should keep the job, she said.
Judge Paseur, the first woman to practice law and to become a judge in Lauderdale County, said she would bring to the Supreme Court the same work ethic and judicial philosophy she showed in her 27 years on the bench. According to Judge Paseur, her court, which handled both criminal and civil cases, had one of the state’s largest caseloads and highest disposition rates. Judge Paseur was re-elected four times without opposition which shows her reputation as a judge who fairly applied the law to the facts of cases and did not follow any agendas. That’s good to hear and I believe that the people of Alabama will agree.
Source: Birmingham News
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