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20%20September%20356 - Judicial Politics in the States(and...

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1 Judicial Politics in the States (and Texas) http://www-polisci.tamu.edu/faculty/flemming/ METHODS OF JUDICIAL SELECTION 1. PARTISAN ELECTION (8, including Texas) 2. NON-PARTISAN ELECTION (13) 3. LEGISLATIVE APPOINTMENT (2) 4. GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENT (3) 5. MERIT SELECTION (16) 6. MERIT COMBINED WITH OTHER (9, inc MO)
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2 NO POSSIBILITY OF CONTESTED ELECTIONS RELATIVE LACK OF CONTESTED ELECTIONS "BAR POLITICS" REPLACES PARTISAN POLITICS PREVALENCE OF APPOINTMENTS RETENTION ELECTIONS SHARE SAME PROBLEM RATIONAL VOTERS? ISSUELESS CAMPAIGNS LACK OF INFORMATION IRRELEVANT "CUES" APPOINTMENT METHODS ELECTORAL METHODS http://thesituationist.wordpress.com/2007/08/13/the-situation-of-judging- part-ii/ Judicial Elections in the States: Getting Costlier, More Contested, and “Nationalized”
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