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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Maureen O'Connor
Online feedback over eliminating party labels in Ohio's judicial primaries was strongly divided, helping explain why the state's top judge has sidelined the idea despite believing it's crucial to convincing the public that judges are impartial.
Ohio's top judge has dropped her proposal to strip party labels from Ohio's judicial primaries after a year's worth of feedback on the idea was mixed.
Divisions were to be expected on a panel that spent more than two years studying capital punishment in the state, the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court said as the group wraps up its work.
Ohio should restrict the use of capital punishment charges and create a state panel to approve them, according to two of the 56 recommendations in the final report by a committee that spent more than two years studying changes to the law.
How the mighty do fall. San Diego's Maureen O'Connor was a rising star in the city's political circles, winning a seat on the City Council at the young age of 25 and going on to serve two terms as a populist, crowd-pleasing mayor — a female first, for the city.
After a poor June jobs report, Maryland has lost more jobs in the first six months of 2012 than any other state in the nation, according to numbers released from the U.S. Department of Labor.
She has said the committee's goal was to produce a fair, impartial and balanced analysis of the state's 3-decade-old law.