Schneider, Matthew. “Why Merit Selection of State Court Judges Lacks Merit,” 56 Wayne L. Rev. 609 (2010).

January 12, 2012

This article evaluates merit selection of judges against the founding principles of representative democracy.

  • 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.