Strong rule of law nations must urgently address transnational organized crime in the Balkan region's mafia states including Croatia, and, help establish the rule of law and independent judiciary.
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We should end judicial elections entirely, but until we do, we must find a way to limit the corrupting influence of money in the election process and stop putting the judiciary up for sale.
Let's stand up for one of our most precious monuments -- our judiciary -- as a place of integrity and independence, and as a refuge for those in our society who seek to enforce rights and protect freedoms. Our liberty depends on it.
Judicial candidates running election campaigns sound more like they are running for sheriff than running to be a neutral arbiter of the law.
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