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Breaking down Amendment 3

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A constitutional amendment on the ballot would get rid of the Judicial Qualifications Commission.

That group investigates and punishes judges for ethics violations.

A yes vote to Amendment 3 would replace that independent commission with one appointed and controlled by the General Assembly.

One south Georgia attorney said that he does not think politics should be involved in overseeing and regulating judges.

"If you've got judges that are abusing that power they need to be disciplined. Sometimes maybe not removed, sometimes it may not be that much of a need, but if they are doing things they shouldn't do then they need to be held accountable. And this is the body that needs to do that," said Ken Hodges of Ken Hodges Law.

There are a total of four constitutional amendments on the ballot.

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