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There are five methods of judicial selection. They are gubernatorial appointment, legislative selection, merit selection, nonpartisan election, and partisan election. Gubernatorial appointment is when the governor, which would indicate that appointees would most likely have similar views on justice as the governor, appoints a judge. Legislative selection is when the state legislature selects judges, which can lead less of a quality of judges and more judges chosen to appease the people in order to reelect the legislative body members. Merit selection is a reform plan in an attempt to remove the politics from appointing judges in which judges are nominated by a commission and appointed by the governor for a time then the voters are asked to decide
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Unformatted text preview: if the judge for have a succeeding term. This method puts pressure on the judges to appease interest groups or risk having to defend himself/herself against inflammatory media campaigns. Nonpartisan election is an election in which candidates party affiliations are not listed on the ballot. That may reduce political influences by the voters not certain if they are voting in their party allowing a greater freedom for judges to have a sense of independence in making rulings. Partisan election is an election in which the candidates openly endorsed by political parties are presented to voters for selection. This would make rulings very politically based....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ADM J 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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