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Public Confidence And Judicial Campaigns
Wayne Law Review (2010)
  • Michael R Dimino
My purpose in this essay is to evaluate one of the alternative grounds suggested by Professor Geyh: that the elimination of judicial elections and limits on judicial candidates’ speech can be defended as means of "preserv[ing] public confidence in the courts." Such confidence is necessary, the argument goes, because the people would refuse to "acquiesce[] in the orderly administration of justice" if they believed that judges were deciding cases on the basis of their own preferences (or the electorate’s) rather than on the law.
  • judges,
  • judicial selection,
  • political speech,
  • elections
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Michael R Dimino. "Public Confidence And Judicial Campaigns" Wayne Law Review Vol. 56 (2010)
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