Bonneau, Chris W., and Melinda Gann Hall. “In Defense of Judicial Elections,” New York: Routledge Press (2009). (Amazon)

December 20, 2011

This article argues that opponents of judicial elections have made erroneous empirical claims and that judicial elections are efficacious mechanisms that enhance the quality of democracy and create an inextricable link between citizens and the judiciary.

  • 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.