This notice came after the fact, but I agree with its importance. I wish they’d helped us with this issue beforehand.
SC Club for Growth – Key Vote Alert
South Carolina Club for Growth strongly urges all members of the General Assembly to support Senator Lee Bright’’s motion to recommit Judge Kaye Hearn’’s nomination to the Judicial Merit Selection Commission. The vote will be included in the Club’’s 2009-2010 Legislative Scorecard.
SC Club for Growth believes South Carolina’’s judicial selection process needs significant reforms. Those reforms include moving to a more federal-style selection system, where nominees are chosen by the governor and confirmed with the advice and consent of the Senate. Judge Hearn’’s now-unopposed nomination has exposed every imaginable flaw in the current system.
Mainly, political maneuvering and blatant disregard for judicial merit have characterized the process. Recommitting Judge Hearn’’s nomination would bring much-needed awareness to these problems. South Carolinians deserve a judicial system served by independent and responsible judges – not by those who can survive the Columbia political gauntlet.