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Judicial retention elections in the United States

Susan B. Carbon

Judicial retention elections in the United States

by Susan B. Carbon

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Published by American Judicature Society in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Judges -- United States -- States -- Election.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementSusan B. Carbon, Larry C. Berkson.
      ContributionsBerkson, Larry Charles, joint author., American Judicature Society.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF8776.Z95 C37
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 89 p. ;
      Number of Pages89
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4122590M
      LC Control Number80069565

      Before judges are appointed, they undergo a series of vetting processes including two judicial commissions. Unlike their counterparts in true “Missouri-plan” merit selection states, the California judicial commissions only consider candidates who have already been selected by the Size: KB.   Outside of the United States, experts in comparative judicial selection say, there are only two nations that have judicial elections, and then only in limited fashion.

      What is a judicial retention election? Judges stand for retention election near the end of their term of office. In a retention election, judges do not have opponents. Instead, voters decide whether or not to retain a judge in office. If a judge receives a simple majority of "yes" votes, the judge may serve another full term. The regular term ofFile Size: KB. Judges in forty-two states currently stand for partisan, nonpartisan, or retention election. Of immediate concern are: what effects do the election of judges have on judicial independence and.

      A. It is difficult to remove incompetent judges because they have no opponent in a retention election. B. The judicial panel is often seen as very biased in choosing the list of judges for nomination. C. The electorate almost always turns against judges that they did not have a hand in selecting in the first place. Judicial Elections: Annotated Bibliography Essay. It mentions how voting patterns and party identification define the outcomes of an election and how retention election of judges can lead to gross miscarriage of justice. continue to dismiss the impartiality and diminish the esteem of the judiciary in the United States(1) I am using.


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Judicial retention elections in the United States by Susan B. Carbon Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Leading authorities present the latest cutting edge research on state judicial elections. Starting with recent transformations in the electoral landscape, including those brought about by U.S.

Supreme Court rulings, this volume provides penetrating analyses of partisan, nonpartisan, and retention elections to state supreme courts, intermediate appellate courts, and trial : Paperback.

Today, about 90 percent of state judges must run for office, and the elections have become increasingly expensive and nasty. Assistant Professor Jed Handelsman Shugerman provides historical perspective on judicial elections and other methods of judicial selection in his new book, “The People’s Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America” (Harvard, ).

From toretention elections took place for 59 judicial seats on courts of last resort. All 59 of those judges were retained. Non-retention. There were 92 non-retention elections held from towith 57 races contested (%).

Incumbents ran for re-election % of the time. States that hold judicial elections in odd-numbered years While most states conduct their elections in even-numbered years, the following states may elect judges in odd-numbered years as well.

Pennsylvania is the one state that only elects judges in odd-numbered years. A retention election or judicial retention is a periodic process whereby voters are asked whether an incumbent judge should remain in office for another term.

The judge, who does not face an opponent, is removed from the position if a percentage of voters (often. The election of judges in 22 states on their highest courts requires them to be politicians, seeking votes and in most cases money to campaign for votes.

(An additional 16 states now have retention elections for judges.) As a result of those elections, justice is. In a new report released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) warns that judicial elections by popular vote may become politicised and the principles of judicial independence violated.

Furthermore, the report finds that the judicial retention elections in the United States’ state of Iowa, inwere incompatible with the principles of judicial. judicial selection and retention is concerns regarding the legitimacy of the courts and the decisions they render.

Critics of judicial elections assert that electing judges leads to the public viewing judges as just another kind of politician, which lowers the public’s esteem for the courts. There is no evidence that the use of judicial Author: Herbert M.

Kritzer. After serving an initial term, the judge must be confirmed by the people in a yes-no retention election to continue serving. A retention election or judicial retention is a periodic process whereby voters are asked whether an incumbent judge should remain in office for another term.

The judge, who does not face an opponent, is removed from the position if a percentage of voters (often 50 percent) indicate. A nonpartisan organization with a national membership of judges, lawyers and other citizens interested in the administration of justice, American Judicature Society (AJS) works to maintain the independence and integrity of the courts and increase public understanding of the justice system.

The then relatively short history of judicial retention elections limited a attempt by Aspin and Hall to describe trends in judi-cial retention elections.2 That research included ten retention states where trial judges stand for retention elections.3 The authors found t This paper was prepared specifically for the Summit on Improving Ju.

Biography & Autobiography / Lawyers & Judges Judges Judges/ Selection and appointment/ United States/ States Judges/ United States/ States/ Election Law / Civil Procedure Law / General Political Science / Government / Comparative: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

Kales, in his book entitled Unpopular Government in the United States, was the first to propose a judicial selection system that included some form of “nomi-nating” body (though it was to be made up entirely of judges) and regular retention elections.

Though the “Kales Plan” is a forerunner to merit selection plans in place. Retention elections—where judges are given the thumbs up or down by voters in order to keep their jobs—are becoming more expensive, partisan, and better-advertised.

These institutions were supposed to de-politicize judicial elections, insulate judges from public opinion, and foster independence.

The summer of î ì í ðs hard-fought Tennessee Supreme Court retention elections cost a record-breaking $ million, and dominated political headlines well in advance of the midterm elections. Total on-the-books spending for pro-retention forces clocked in File Size: 1MB.

Election: This is the most common way in which states select judges. Political appointment: In some states, the governor appoints state judges. The merit plan: The governor appoints judges from a list of qualified candidates provided by a judicial selection committee.

This method of selection (also known as the Missouri Plan) tries to put. Twenty-two states use competitive election formats (partisan or nonpartisan) where candidates seek contributions from donors. In states with partisan and nonpartisan judicial elections, the costs of campaigns have risen steadily since the s when a “new style” of judicial politics led to.

But judicial elections in the age of Citizens United make it so much worse. This will ultimately undermine the whole idea of an independent judiciary, which is the single most significant bedrock Author: Norm Ornstein.

“The purpose of retention elections was to select highly qualified judges and to keep them in office for a long time,” said lawyer Susan B. Carbon, co-author of “Judicial Retention Elections in the.

judicial retention elections Court of Appeal, State of California, Third District November The materials which appear below, as refined to assist voters in the Third Appellate District, are the work product of the Public Education Subcommittee, Appellate Courts Committee, California Judges.

Judicial elections rules vary from state to state, but 38 states in the US elect their Supreme Court judges in some way. Some states have executives or .Judicial elections in Illinois occur during even-numbered years.

Supreme, appellate, and circuit court judges in Illinois participate in partisan elections. At the end of their term, judges have the option to run in a retention election.

Illinois is one of 14 states with partisan or nonpartisan judicial elections and retention elections.