If you are like most Minnesotans, you find yourself puzzled when it comes time to cast a vote for a judge. Despite the presence of competing names on the ballot, judicial elections in Minnesota are anonymous, milquetoast affairs. This is very much by design. Under state law, seekers of the black robe are prohibited from soliciting contributions, advertising their policy positions, and seeking party endorsements. In other words, they aren't allowed to act... More >>>