Peters, C. Scott. “Canons of Ethics and Accountability in State Supreme Court Elections,” 9 State Politics and Policy Quarterly 24 (2009). (Sage)

December 20, 2011

This article argues that four out of the five canons of judicial ethics aimed at constraining campaigning make it less likely for challengers to incumbents to win contested elections.

  • 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.