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Blog Posts by Diane M. Johnsen

Building Benches: Results of Respective Appellate Judicial Selection Methods

Guest Post
Diane M. Johnsen
Do the methods by which states choose their appellate judges result in benches with different characteristics? A new study concludes that the most distinctive appellate benches are in "merit-confirmation" states, in which the governor's appointment power is constrained, perhaps substantially, by the required consent...