The Post-Gazette ran an interesting article today about how the judiciary is “the most misunderstood” branch because the average voter either is not aware of the fact that judges are elected, or knows nothing about the judges who are running for election.

Personally, I think there are a lot of problems with having judges run for election, and those problems are only compounded by voter apathy, low voter turnout, and the fact that many of the educated voters may have a judicial agenda rather than a more general interest in good government.  So I think it’s great that the Post-Gazette is educating Pittsburghers (including me) about the various judicial seats up for election, who’s running for election, and who is being endorsed by whom.

Read the whole article here.