Minnesota Judicial Selection Amendment (2014)

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The Minnesota Judicial Selection Amendment will not appear on the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have provided elections for constitutes to vote to maintain or remove a judge picked by a judicial selection committee.

At the time of the proposal, judges were elected in competitive races by constituents.[1]

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  • Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson said, "The judicial system works because people trust it and they don’t think it is bought and paid for."[2]

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See also: Amending the Minnesota Constitution

In order to refer proposed amendments to the ballot they needed to be agreed on by a majority of the members of each chamber of the Minnesota State Legislature.

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