(The writer is editor/co-publisher of the Metropolitan News-Enterprise and general counsel for the Metropolitan News Company. A member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Texas, he has a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. In a journalistic capacity, Grace has covered judicial elections for more than 30 years.)

The articles on judicial election law appeared in the Metropolitan News-Enterprise in 1998. Since then, municipal courts have become extinct. Accordingly, the law relating to elections to those courts is of historical interest, only.

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