by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
One of the hardest things in the world to do anymore is judge a judge. Thanks to hyper-regulation, people are supposed to elect their judges with little more than their name and photo – the judge’s, not the voter’s. To help, the League of Women Voters has been distributing a guide that shares allowable but irrelevant information such as how long the candidates have been married and how many children they have. To help some more, the North Carolina Bar Association has released a “Judicial Performance Evaluation Survey.” Citizens may now pass off the impossible responsibility of judging the judges onto skilled professionals. That way, they need only learn the leanings of those who scored the candidates. Unfortunately, in the supposed interest of impartiality, the identities of the contributors are protected.