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December 20, 2011

This article analyzes the merits of appointive systems and discusses the failure of the electoral system to give judges actual competition.

  • 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.