U.S. Supreme Court: N.Y.’s Method Of Judicial Elections May Be Broke, But We Can’t Fix It

The United States Supreme Court unanimously overturned the 2006 decision by the Court of Appeals – Second Circuit that found New York’s party convention system for choosing judicial nominees unconstitutional. While a victory for New York’s Board of Elections, four of the nine justices of the Supreme Court criticized the convention system. In particular, Justice Stevens, quoting Justice Thurgood Marshall, wrote, “The Constitution does not prohibit legislatures from enacting stupid laws.”