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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 15, 2014

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor decries letting 'cash in the court' with judicial elections and is lending her voice to the Quality Judges Initiative, which advocates for the use of nominating commissions to replace elections for judges. O'Connor has released a plan for revamping the selection process for state court judges, the New York Daily News reports. “In recent years, I have been distressed to see persistent efforts in some states to politicize the bench and the role of our judges,” O’Connor said in an announcement of the initiative this week. “You just can’t have a fair and impartial system if you have cash in the court,” she added.