TITLE

Reconciling the Judicial Ideal and the Democratic Impulse in Judicial Retention Elections

AUTHOR(S)
Caufield, Rachel Paine
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Missouri Law Review;2009, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p573
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the significance of reconciling the judicial ideal and the democratic impulse in judicial election, such as the retention election, in Missouri. It discusses the theory and practice of merit selection and retention system and the conflict between the judicial independence and the ideal of democratic accountability. It examines the disadvantage of competitive judicial election. Recommendations on how to create responsible electorate in retention election is also offered.
ACCESSION #
60671119

 

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