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LOCAL/STATE The Micnigan ,aily - Monday, November 18, ±19b-!
Proposal in the works to let
governor appoint judges


LANSING (AP) -- If you can, remember how you voted
earlier this month for court candidates.
It might be one of the last times you'll get a chance to
decide who your judges should be.
The wheels are starting to turn on a proposal that could
result in Michigan scrapping its policy of electing judges and
Supreme Court justices in favor of an alternative method,
such as appointment by the governor.
But such a change won't come without a fight.
"It's a keg of dynamite," said Bill Ballenger, editor of
"Inside Michigan Politics" and a former state lawmaker.
He said polls show most Michigan voters admit they don't
know much about the judicial candidates on the ballot, but
they're protective of their right to vote for them.
"They do not trust handing over the power to select judges

to politicians in Lansing," Ballenger said.
In the most recent move; the State Bar of Michigan adopt-
ed a resolution asking the Legislature to appoint a bipartisan
citizens' commission to study whether Michigan needs to
change how judges are selected.
Last week, Senate Majority Leader Dick Posthumus (R-
Alto) said he plans to introduce legislation early next year to
set up such a commission.
Posthumus' announcement was greeted favorably by both
Gov. John Engler's chief spokesperson and House
Democratic Leader Curtis Hertel (D-Detroit), who will be
House Speaker next session.
"This year, we saw an unprecedented amount of money
being spent by groups from both sides of the political spec-
trum on the Supreme Court campaigns," Posthumus said.

No Appointment needed!

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o pass/fail is going to make the classes
orse and allow people to slide by and
ruder the progress of the class even
current requirement, which
with the class of 1999, allows
itudents to take three foreign language
emesters pass/fail - but mandates
that the fourth be taken for a grade.
United People's Coalition candidate

Ozell Hayes said
the language
should not be
don't see
ahing wrong
with the require-
ment - it pro-
vides a good foun-
dation for learning
a language,"
Hayes said. "In a1

which prO
you're in.'
Crush the PL
lot of these classes

Slumber Party candidate John Kuo
agreed the language requirement was
an unfair burden on LSA students.
"I don't think we should have a lan-
guage requirement at all - it seems
like the 'U' isn't serious about it' Kuo
said. "They don't make Engineering
students take it - don't they live in the
same society as LSA students? If they
were really serious about it they would
require it for all students."
Crush the Purple Dinosaur candidate
Trent Thompson said that while his
party was not tak-
ing an official
nes Qon stance on the
issue, he personal-
gfram ly felt LSA parties
should establish
their own require-
ent Thompson "It depends on
urple Dinosaur which program
candidate you're in - I'm a
physics major right
now and I don't see why I need to take
foreign language classes," Thompson.
said. "I think (foreign language) classes
are beneficial but not always necessary."
But Nihilist Party Chair Andrew
Serowik said candidates have no busi-
ness addressing this issue.
"This is one of the things that is so
funny about MSA - people focus on
things like this that aren't the real
issues,' Serowik said. "Things like
meal plans and the foreign language
requirement are set by the University's
administration and it takes more than
just a few MSA reps saying, 'This is
bad,' to change anything."

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you learn not just the language, but also
about different cultures and I think that
is important and useful - it helps
gncrease diversity on campus."
the other hand, Michigan Party
Chairand LSA Rep. Dan Serota said the
Michigan Party would not be opposed to
,iiminating the requirement completely.
"Most of our candidates think the
requirement should be modified or
eliniinated altogether," Serota said.
"Many people aren't learning the lan-
guage or very much about different cul-
tures - and if that is the case the
reauirement should be eliminated;'

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