Although it is considered an off-year election, several important races are taking place in our area.
In addition to the proposal on the ballot to raise the mandatory retirement age of state judges, which would allow them to serve to the age of 80, many of the seats of our state judges are also up for election. A list of the candidates for Supreme Court has recently been released by New York State, which you can view here: http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=Candidat_32
Written by Jed Handelsman Shugerman
Mr. Shugerman of Harvard Law School has published a well-researched and readable book on the history of the appointment and election of judges, and how those contests have become increasingly challenged over the years.
In the meantime, keep calm and read on.