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Authors

Nancy Ford

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This Article focuses on one of the paramount issues surrounding the 1970 Constitution. Illinois' current method of selecting judges by election is compared to selection by appointment. The Article analyzes the quality, accountability and independence of judges under both methods. While finding relatively little difference in quality or accountability under either system, the article concludes that greater judicial independence calls for a change to some form of appointive merit selection.

First Page

665

Last Page

708

Publication Date

7-1-1988

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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