THE UNTOUCHABLES: THE IMPACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S NEW JUDICIAL SELECTION SYSTEM ON THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT, 1997-2003
- 1999 Public Servant of the Year. McLaurin // South Carolina Business;2000, Vol. 20, p106
Features South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Ernest Finney Jr. as the state's 1999 Public Servant of the Year. Career and educational background; Accomplishments as a lawyer and public servant; Involvement with civic and professional organizations.
- 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...
- EXAMINING THE DECLINE IN SUPPORT FOR MERIT SELECTION IN THE STATES. Andersen, Seth // Albany Law Review;2004, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p793
Examines the decline in support for judicial merit selection in the U.S. Setbacks suffered by proponents of judicial merit selection; Possible explanations for the decline in popular and political support for merit selection systems; Purpose of the concept of employing a Judicial Eligibility...
- The State of the Onion: Peeling Back the Layers of America's Ambivalence Toward Judicial Independence. Geyth, Charles Gardner // Indiana Law Journal;2007 Special Issue, Vol. 82, p1215
The article analyzes the ambivalence of the U.S. public toward judicial independence. It discusses the layers of the public's reaction to judicial jurisprudence, which include judicial independence as a platitude, as a self-naked interest and as an enlightened self-interest. It notes that many...
- JUDGES IN THE CULTURE WARS CROSSFIRE. Hodak, George // ABA Journal;Oct2005, Vol. 91 Issue 10, p44
Presents the text of a discussion of the debate whether the criticism of the U.S. judiciary threatens judicial independence. Efforts to curtail judicial authority; Factors which serve as threat to judicial independence; Definition of judicial independence; Opinion on the ultimate sources of the...
- CHIEF JUSTICE JEAN HOEFER TOAL OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT: VOTING PATTERNS IN DIVIDED CRIMINAL CASES. Khan, Nisa // Albany Law Review;2011, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p1825
The article examines the voting trends of Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Judicial Court, in divided criminal cases. It discusses the divided criminal cases in which Toal authored an opinion in her capacity as Chief Justice and in which she authored a majority,...
- PERSPECTIVES ON JUDICIAL SELECTION REFORM: THE NEED TO DEVELOP A MODEL APPOINTIVE SELECTION PLAN FOR JUDGES IN LIGHT OF EXPERIENCE. Greene, Norman L. // Albany Law Review;2005, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p597
Addresses the need to develop a model appointive selection plan for judicial selection reform in the U.S. Discussion on the different forms of judicial selection; Structure and code of conduct of a judicial nominating commission; Scope of judicial selection reform.
- 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.
- DOES AVOIDING CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS PROMOTE JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE? Kloppenberg, Lisa A. // Case Western Reserve Law Review;Summer2006, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p1031
The article provides information on the ways of promoting judicial independence in the U.S. According to the author, judicial independence is threatened systematically through the failure to provide sufficient funding and thus many judges promotes judicial independence by resorting to avoidance...