Can justice really be blind when political affiliations enter the picture?

Would nonpartisan elections, appointments or a combination of the two be the way to go?

Or is campaign finance reform the key to judicial reform?

As Gov. Joe Manchin and state lawmakers ponder alternatives to the current partisan elections of West Virginia judges and justices, West Virginia University has political and legal scholars who can answer these and other questions.

They are:

Robert Bastress , John W. Fisher II Professor of Law, College of Law . His areas of expertise include constitutional law, both on the state and federal level. He is the author ofThe West Virginia Constitutionand ran for the state Supreme Court in the May primary. He can be reached at 304-293-5308 or ” rel=nofollow> .