Tarr, G. Alan. “Do Retention Elections Work?” 74 Mo. L. Rev. 605 (2009).

December 20, 2011

This article analyzes whether retention elections actually work to reduce the influence of politics in judicial selection.

  • 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.