The next time voters choose judges in Marion County, they may not know who's a Republican and who's a Democrat.
A federal court ordered legislators to replace the current system which elects an equal number of Republicans and Democrats in the primary.
The Senate voted to stop electing judges at all, and have a commission appoint them, but then voters would vote yes or no on keeping them. The House version strips the party labels from the yes-or-no ballot.
Defense Trial Council of Indiana spokesman Tom Schultz says that’s a big improvement.