By Clay Robison - Express-News
Forget it. It isn’t going to happen.
Voters, in past polls, have persistently said they want to continue electing their judges, even if most people just as persistently have no idea who judges and judicial candidates are, a phenomenon that makes partisan sweeps more likely.
Even if the Republicans’ loss of judgeships in Houston and Dallas were to prompt the GOP to support a change in the selection method, there will be more than enough Democrats in the Legislature next year to continue to block it.