Minnesota Judicial Retention Election Amendment (2012)
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The amendment would have also created a nonpartisan judicial performance evaluation commission to "evaluate in a nonpartisan manner the performance of judges according to criteria that the commission develops and publishes, and any other criteria established by law." The measure also required that the Governor choose nominees from a list created by a merit selection commission.
Text of measure
The ballot language of the measure would have read as follows:
"Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to strengthen the impartiality of the judiciary by providing that all judges be appointed by the governor from a list of candidates nominated by a merit selection commission, in the manner provided by law, with their continuation in office determined at a retention election after a public, nonpartisan evaluation of their performance by an independent performance evaluation commission?"
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Minnesota Constitution
In order to refer proposed amendments to the ballot they must be agreed on by a majority of the members of each chamber of the Minnesota State Legislature. The 2012 legislative session ended before the measure was passed on to the ballot.