In response to the BULLETIN about Miller.THIS IS STUNNING. WELCOME, BUT STUNNING
also, I love the rest of the column. this one's a keeper.
Why doesn't the Times call for the abolition of Judicial Conventions?
Earlier this week the Daily News reported on the appointment of Kenneth Sherman, a Housing Court law clerk to a Civil Court Judgeship in Brooklyn. Kenneth Sherman is the son of Mill Basin District Leader Roberta Sherman. This is another blackeye for Brooklyn.
Since when do politicians intervene when they see no benefit for themselves. Especially the leaders.
Are you sure that LBJ appointed Goldberg to the Supreme Court? I know that he talked Goldberg into resigning for the UN. I think JFK named Goldberg, who had been Secretary of Labor. Of course, I could be wrong.....
The only disincentive to unfair and dishonest government in Brooklyn, and everywhere else in this state, is indictment. We need to think hard about incentives for good government to institutionalize reform. With structural changes, it could actually happen.
Re: "THE STEALTH AMENDMENT" - 10/21/05To give any more power, budget or otherwise, to what has been described widely as America's worst legislature would be a disservice to democracy and to the people of New York.State legislators are now elected by a flawed democratic process - aided by computer programmed gerrymandering.Those special interest groups in favor of this amendment obviously will gain more influence over individual legislators if the amendment passes.It may pass, with the financial assistance of those groups. If it does pass, the democratic process in New York will be weakened further.
To a.z. who asked why the New York Times does not call for the aboloshing of judicial conventions I answer that the Times now controls the attendees at the one that's most important to its management--the Manhattan one. To anonymous who complains about legislators elected from well drawn districts I say that nobody prevents an insurgent within a party from opposing any legislator within a primary. I remember back in 1962, when Californiz picked up 8 new Congressmen and the redistricting process was controlled by Pat Brown and Jesse Unruh, the forces who now decry partisan gerrymandering were very happy over what Brown, Unruh and Phil Burton did in 1962. Tough break, liberals, as it was for Republicans for 40 years!