Criminal Justice

New group to fight Amendment 3, which would destroy judicial watchdog commission

The Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) is the ethical backbone of the judicial branch. However this past legislative session, it became a political target for well-connected judges and former judges, unhappy they’ve been investigated by the Commission. Now, a group called Georgians for Judicial Integrity will spend the next month fighting a move to strip the JQC of it’s independence. They launched a site — GeorgiaJudges.org — to educate the public about the ballot measure. This November, voters will see