The recent editorial, “How to judge judges” (Nov. 20), misses several important points. First, we should question why bar associations are given such power in judicial appointments, especially in Baltimore. Second, we should ban judicial slates. I ran unsuccessfully for Baltimore City Circuit Court judge two years ago and received 30,000 votes. I ran based on my philosophy of improving social justice in our courts rather than as an attack on a member of the bench. Post-election, I also applied for appointment, and, to no surprise, got nowhere.