Power of people should pose no threat to judicial independence
The judicial class and their legal buddies in the political class protest too much at the notion that a lay majority commission would be unqualified to select judges and could undermine judicial independence.
We utilise lay people in the judicial process at present. They are called juries - and yet judges have no issue with such lay people being dragged off the street to find defendants guilty or innocent, despite having absolutely no legal training, knowledge or experience whatsoever.
No threat to judicial independence there.