Must judicial candidates now pass a political litmus test?
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Dear Governor Sununu,
As Chairman of your Judicial Selection Commission since 2017, I want to be sure we are in tune with your current wishes for the scope of our interviews of judicial branch applicants.
Our mission has been to look for judicial candidates with the intelligence, trial experience and temperament to judge our fellow citizens. Depending on what level of courts we are reviewing, we look to an applicant’s type of practice, their involvement in the community, and their ability to reason and write well. We call friends and opponents of the candidates and review multiple writing samples they submit.