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December 20, 2011

This empirical study of the gender composition of all state high courts concludes that judicial selection systems likely do not influence the gender compositions of those courts.

  • Judicial Election

    Judges are elected by popular vote.
  • Democratic Appointment

    Judges are appointed directly by a democratic body, or appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of some democratic body.