Archive for January 30th, 2006

30th January
2006

First Published in The New York Sun, January 30, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

New York’s political cognoscenti will be scrambling this week to sort out the winners and losers in the wake of a court decision handed down Friday by a U.S. district judge in Brooklyn overturning the way political parties nominate justices to the state Supreme Court.

Judge John Gleeson of the Eastern District ruled that the state Legislature needs to change the current system to make these elections more democratic. He ordered that on an interim basis, until the Legislature acts,these judges are to be elected in direct party primaries. (more…)