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Judicial Nominating Commission

EDITORIAL: Merit selection works well, so expand it

EDITORIAL: Merit selection works well, so expand it

The selection of Sam Cappas as the new Lake County Criminal Court judge shows the merit selection process works well.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Video
RICH JAMES: Don't be surprised if Schiralli doesn't apply

RICH JAMES: Don't be surprised if Schiralli doesn't apply

What is it with some judges when they put on the robe? It’s as if they just graduated from the University of Omnipotence.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Demerits to Lake judges for disobeying law

Lake County's judicial selection process is a model the rest of the state should follow. It is shameful that some of Lake County's judges are attempting to circumvent it.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Pick judges based on qualification, not seniority

RICH JAMES: Pick judges based on qualification, not seniority

That wonderful Lake Superior Court system the late Adam Benjamin created in the 1970s has a flaw. And it’s a big one. A gaping hole, if you will.

February 20, 2013 12:00 am

Seniority rules among judges who may take juvenile court vacancy

CROWN POINT | One of about a dozen Lake Superior Court judges will be first in line to take over a juvenile court system any politician would consider one of the sweetest plums in Lake County's patronage empire.

January 31, 2013 6:30 pm
MARK KIESLING: Bring the last judges into the merit fold

MARK KIESLING: Bring the last judges into the merit fold

Taking the selection of judges in Lake County out of the hands of voters has not always guaranteed the removal of politics from the process.

February 07, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Make judicial selection process uniform

The proposal to have all Lake County judges be chosen under the merit selection system is moving through the General Assembly, as well it should.

January 28, 2011 12:00 am
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