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Authors

Kelly J. Varsho

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

Although states have continued to adapt their selection systems, as long as they rely on some form of election, the contests will continue to get nastier, nosier, and costlier, showing the need for reform. This comment surveys foreign countries, and their judicial selection systems, as alternatives to the current selection methods utilized by the states. After laying a foundation by defining independence, impartiality, and their intersection with accountability, the paper examines the current selection methods used by the states and the various regulations in place concerning judicial selection. The problems caused by judicial elections and their proposed solutions are also examined. Finally, judicial selection methods used by foreign countries are categorized and explored, with an alternative selection method for the judiciary proposed as a conclusion.

First Page

445

Last Page

518

Publication Date

7-1-2007

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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