Survey: Colorado Voter Opinions on the Judiciary
November 1, 2008
This survey was conducted July 2007 and included 726 registered Colorado voters to better understand voter knowledge and opinions of Colorado’s judiciary in a range of areas.
A Performance Evaluation Program for the Federal Judiciary
September 1, 2008 •
This article provides an overview of judicial performance evaluation and its history, suggests a series of pilot studies to test different methods of implementation, and discusses some of the more challenging issues presented by the establishment of a federal JPE program.
The Bench Speaks on Judicial Performance Evaluation
A Survey of Colorado Judges • January 3, 2008
A 2008 survey of Colorado's appellate, district and county court judges to gauge their opinions on the effectiveness of the state's JPE process.
A Fresh Look at Judicial Performance Evaluation in California
November 9, 2007 •
JPE is a time-tested method of evaluating judicial performance along apolitical measures, such as freedom from bias, temperament on the bench, and communication skills. Now in use in nineteen states and under consideration in several more, a well-designed JPE program has the benefit of informing both the public and the courts about the strengths and weaknesses of individual judges, and educating the public about the role of judges generally. And perhaps of more immediacy, JPE has the potential to help dissipate attacks on judicial impartiality and independence by focusing the public on process-oriented judicial skills and away from specific case outcomes.
Knowing Is Half the Battle
A Proposal for Prospective Performance Evaluations in Judicial Elections • July 1, 2007 •
This article proposes a two-pronged, comprehensive approach to providing proper, relevant information to voters on candidates in contested judicial elections.