Voters to Consider Curbs on Judicial Authority

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South Dakota's "Jail 4 Judges" measure, Amendment E, would allow citizens to sue judges who made legal decisions they didn't like. It's the most Draconian evidence of a national movement to control what backers call "a system gone out of control."  In addition to South Dakota, Oregon, Colorado and North Dakota all have ballot measures that would limit the independence of judges.  Is the judiciary at risk as an institution?




Warren Olney