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Selection Snapshots

Governor Hassan Creates Judicial Selection Commission by Executive Order

Malia Reddick
Governor Maggie Hassan signed an executive order establishing a judicial selection commission to advise her in filling vacancies on the state’s courts. Hassan is the third New Hampshire governor to create such an entity. The first was Governor Jeanne Shaheen in 2000, a response at least in part to the impeachment of a...

Legislators in Two States Look to Alter Judicial Performance Evaluations

Malia Reddick
Socially conservative legislators in Alaska have proposed a bill that would remove the judicial council’s authority to make recommendations regarding judges standing for retention. In Tennessee, legislators have proposed a bill that would allow them to reconstitute the nine-member performance evaluation commission...