EXAMINING THE DECLINE IN SUPPORT FOR MERIT SELECTION IN THE STATES
- JUDICIAL DIVERSITY: WHERE INDEPENDENCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY MEET. Wynn Jr., James Andrew; Mazur, Eli Paul // Albany Law Review;2004, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p775
Argues that in a diverse society, the ideals sought by the independence/accountability dichotomy are dependant upon and subsumed by the attainment of judicial diversity. Forced dichotomy of independence and accountability; Structural arguments for the importance of judicial independence; Key...
- THE FUTILE QUEST FOR A SYSTEM OF JUDICIAL "MERIT" SELECTION. Dimino, Michael R. // Albany Law Review;2004, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p803
Deals with the quest for a system of judicial merit selection. Challenge in designing the optimal selection system for judges; Public involvement under the merit selection plan or the Missouri Plan; Implication of the history surrounding the adoption of judicial elections.
- THE UNTOUCHABLES: THE IMPACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S NEW JUDICIAL SELECTION SYSTEM ON THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT, 1997-2003. Petillo, Kimberly C. // Albany Law Review;2004, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p937
Demonstrates the trend toward judicial independence and identifies the underlying ideology of each jurist. Change in the judicial selection system; Discussion of the South Carolina Supreme Court's insulation and independence; Need for an increased dependence from the traditional system of...
- Promoting Fair and Impartial Courts. Wells Jr., H. Thomas // ABA Journal;Mar2009, Vol. 95 Issue 3, p6
The author comments on the challenges hindering an independent judiciary in the U.S. The author states that hardly a week passes without news of jurisdictions cutting criminal, civil or juvenile justice programs due to revenue shortfalls and this is the topic of a forthcoming summit of the...
- Information needed to help voters judge. McIntyre, Kathryn J. // Business Insurance;11/09/98, Vol. 32 Issue 45, p81
Opinion. Comments on the need for more information to be given to voters on the retention of judges. Victory of seven judges for whom the author voted against; Low vote approval for judges; Lack of reports on judges' performance to help voters decide.
- Sandra Day O'Connor. Greco, Michael S.; Wermiel, Stephen J. // Human Rights;Winter2009, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p25
The article offers information on former U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who has been a leading voice for judicial independence. Since leaving bench in January 2006, O'Connor has continued to sit on federal appeals courts and voices her views on the importance of judicial...
- Taking a Second Look at Giving. Podgers, James // ABA Journal;Apr99, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p87
Reports on the judicial election measures outlined in the draft of American Bar Association (ABA) Ad Hoc Committee on Judicial Campaign Finance that would be incorporated into the ABA Model of Code Judicial Conduct and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Reason for appointing the...
- Electing judges and the impact on judicial independence. Shepard, Randall T. // Tennessee Bar Journal;Jun2006, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p22
The article discusses the impact of the incoming judicial elections on the legal concept of judicial independence. Judicial independence means that judges are mandated to decide cases fairly and impartially, relying only on the facts and the law. Concomitantly, the author has emphasized how...
- JUDICIAL SELECTION RECONSIDERED: A PLEA FOR RADICAL MODERATION. Geyh, Charles Gardner // Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Summer2012, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p623
No abstract available.