Why Judicial Evaluations Matter
In Oklahoma, appellate court judges are on the ballot in November, and voters have a right to as much information as possible before voting to retain (or not to retain) these judges. Voters need to know that judges looking at the very same set of facts with the same rule of law to guide them often rule in differing ways. Voters deserve to know if our judges are following the constitution and deciding cases based on the laws passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor—or if they are expanding liability and creating new law. This evaluation arms them with the facts.