The races for judgeships in Miami-Dade, for both county and circuit courts, have been marked by appeals to voters of various ethnicities — unfortunate, but not unusual — and, more unsettling, the intrusion of politics into races in which the candidates are required, by judicial canon, to be non-partisan and neutral, without a whiff of political bias. That was not always the case this time around. Such partisan creep only bolsters the Editorial Board’s long-time call for merit retention of judges. Here are our recommendations:
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