Lawsuit Challenges Appellate Judge Appointments

John Jay Hooker is again filing suit challenging the current judicial selection method and the plan to appoint three candidates to succeed the three appeals court judges who will retire August 21, 2014, Gavel Grab reports. Hooker claims that their planned appointment robs voters of the chance to elect the judges in the election next year. He argued the “state Constitution requires that there be an election… They are unconstitutionally calling off an election.”