There must be some oversight for judicial nominees to be vetted and approved by an authority other than the governor.
Thirty-nine states vote for judicial officials. I feel this could lead to more patronage since judicial officials could receive contributions for future judicial decisions once elected.
Whether the means of selecting our future judicial officials be by Senate vote, Judicial Nominating Committee, or Governor's Council, there needs to be some means to review the selections made by the executive branch of government.
Advise and consent by the Governor's Council for nominees and other council actions is written in our state constitution. It will take two consecutive sessions of our state congressional assembly to rewrite our constitution and abolish this 230-year-old body of government.