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Defending Judicial Elections

Today the constitutional right of the people to select our judges is under attack in Washington State. Justice for Washington supports the election of judges and opposes the efforts of special interest groups to eliminate judicial elections or otherwise manipulate the election process in ways that reduce the meaningfulness of judicial elections.

Restoring Judicial Nonpartisanship

The Justice for Washington Foundation is committed to judicial restraint. We believe that relying on the courts to make public policy undermines our state and federal constitutions, puts civil liberties at risk, and harms the public's confidence in the judiciary.

Protecting Civil Liberties

One of the chief dangers of judicial activism and the politicization of the courts is that this complex system of rights and protections cannot survive outcomes based judicial rulings. For this reason, the Justice for Washington Foundation believes that civil rights are best protected by judges who are committed to judicial restraint.