In November 2010, Nevadans voted on whether or not to pass Senate Joint Resolution 2 (74th Session), or “SJR-2.” This would have amended the section of Nevada’s constitution that deals with the selection of our state court judges.
There were some vocal critics of the measure. Read this article by Todd Bailey. How does Bailey see the appropriate balance between accountability and independence? Compare that perspective with the arguments of Bill Raggio inthis article. What do you make of these differences?
Finally, check out the details of the SJR-2 on Ballotpedia. Pay special attention to the results of the Mason-Dixon poll. Why do you think Nevadans feel the way they do about this measure? Why do you think it failed?