Created on Thursday, 09 May 2013 Written by AP
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's top judge has drawn applause from fellow lawyers with her call for eliminating party labels in Ohio's judicial primaries.
Polls show people believe judges are susceptible to political influence but oppose doing away with judicial elections altogether.
O'Connor wants to see Ohio join 14 other states with nonpartisan judicial races.
Ohio is the only state that identifies the party of prospective judges in its primaries and then sends winners into a general election in which party labels aren't used. O'Connor said party affiliation has no place in judicial races.