January_29th - PLS 320: AMERICAN JUDICIAL PROCESS Judicial...

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    PLS 320: AMERICAN JUDICIAL PROCESS Judicial Selection III State Court Judges
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    In This Presentation How Are State Court Judges Selected? What Effect Does This Process Have?
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    State Court Systems Vary 1. Different Structure (Two-Tier or Three-Tier) A. Is There an Intermediate Appellate Court? B. Does the State Supreme Court Have Docket Control?   1. Different Selection Mechanisms 2. Different Political Structure in State 3. Different Norms for Judges
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    Selection Mechanisms Major Types of Selection Mechanisms for State  Judges: Partisan Election (10 States) Non-Partisan Election (21 States) Gubernatorial Appointment (7 States) Legislative Election (2 States) Missouri Plan (20 States) As Can Be Seen, 10 States Use a Combination of Plans for  Different Courts Within the State.  
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    Describing the Plans Partisan Election—Candidates Run in General Election  With Their Party Identity Shown.  They are Chosen to  Run By Political Parties. Non-Partisan Election—Candidates’ Party is Not 
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