August 28, 2019 Sidebar

Who Judges the Judges?

The courthouse is the one vestige of patronage still available to the local pols, especially in the state system.

Kenneth P. Nolan

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It was a landslide. I was now an elected delegate from the 51st Assembly District to the Democratic Party’s Judicial Convention of Kings County. You may have missed my upset victory on social media since this was the early 1970s when my communication was limited to a rotary phone, and moms contacted their kids, not by text, but by screaming out a window, “Time for dinner!” I was a determined reformer, and we ran against the hated Democratic establishment so that we could select judicial candidates based on experience and integrity, rather than connections and money.

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