Tuesday, June 24, 2014

McCleary decision

Washington judges may be removed in one of two ways:
  • Judges may be removed from office by joint resolution of the legislature, in which three fourths of the members of each house must concur.
The legislature makes law not the courts. Removing the justices would take a miracle. The Lord is a specialist in miracles.

Or, perhaps they could just defund the courts. The constitution requires 5 justices. The legislature has added more. They could reduce the number of justices as well. It would probably still take 2/3 majority in both houses to override the governor's veto.

Either of these means who is elected to the legislature is critical.