Editorial: State Should Keep a Nonpartisan Supreme Court

A Memphis Flyer editorial states three Democratic Supreme Court justices up for retention on Aug. 7 — Chief Justice Gary Wade, Justice Cornelia Clark and Justice Sharon Lee — deserve the endorsement of Shelby County voters, regardless of party affiliation. The publication denounces Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s plan to oust them from the state’s highest court, saying, “Interpreting the law is — or should be — non-political.” The editorial also says the justices have been "forced into a barnstorming tour of sorts to raise enough support and money to counter the well-funded purge efforts of Ramsey and his out-of-state allies."