Choosing justice: the recruitment of state and federal judges
How judges weigh the competing demands of public accountability and judicial independence often is influenced by the process that recruits them to the bench. In Choosing Justice, the authors provide an analytical framework for measuring how the different modes of selection influence the behavior of elected and appointed judges. Using case studies, Sheldon and Maule apply an "articulation model" to state and federal selection experiences in order to understand why some judges accept a degree of accountability for their policy decisions, while others feel free to ignore political pressure.
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Confirmation Wars: Preserving Independent Courts in Angry Times
Limited preview - 2006
Chapter TwoA Model for Understanding Judicial Recruitment
Chapter ThreeRecruitment by Nonpartisan Elections
Chapter FourPartisan Judicial Recruitment
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