Is "Merit Selection" really apolitical, or does it just move the politics behind closed doors? Does elimination of elections create greater judicial independence, or turn our courts over to unelected elites by shutting out the electorate and reducing judicial accountability? Our distinguished panel, including Cliff Taylor, former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, and Colleen Pero of Pero Consulting, Inc. will discuss a study by the American Justice Partnership that explores the advantages of judicial elections and exposes the well-financed and ideologically-driven movement to eliminate judicial elections and allow special interests to capture the American judiciary.
"The Assault on the Elected Judiciary"
- Around the web, August 31
- Prosser ahead in Wisconsin
- Trial lawyers now funding Republican candidates for Alabama Supreme Court
- Around the web, March 1
- "New York Takes Step on Money in Judicial Elections"
- Election day
- Beasley Allen's hidden support for Alabama Supreme Court candidate
- Justice Ginsburg: states should give up on electing judges
- Judicial selection and business, cont'd
- Election miscellany
- Top state court race: In Michigan, Chief Justice Taylor defeated
- Michigan Chief Justice Clifford Taylor
- Some interstitial thoughts on judicial selection and elections
- Judicial selection: additional thoughts