Common Cause played a large role in enacting the most sweeping change to judicial selection in the United States, back in 1994. Unfortunately, that system has been undermined ever since by the explosive growth in the number of magistrates in Rhode Island. We are supporting a bill in 2012, H 7086, that would require magistrates be selected under the open and transparent merit selection process. You can read our testimony here.
Office: Common Cause Rhode Island