Argument: Elected judges bring hassle of regulating conflicts of interests
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- Debate: Election of judges - con argument.
"Elect to appoint judges instead". York Daily Record. June 12, 2009: "The high court ruled in a West Virginia case that judges must recuse themselves from cases involving high-dollar donors who helped them win their seats. [...] If Pennsylvania used a merit selection process -- as proposed in recently introduced legislation -- we wouldn't have to worry about running afoul of that ruling and judges wouldn't have to try to figure out whether a $50 donation requires recrusal."