Gil, Rebecca. Judicial Performance Evaluations as Biased and Invalid Measures: Why the ABA Guidelines are Not Good Enough (March 30, 2012). (SSRN)

April 17, 2012

This article analyzes the “Judging the Judges” survey of Nevada attorneys, finding evidence of significant unconscious bias and concluding that judicial performance evaluations, an important part of the judicial selection process, are not valid measures of judicial quality.

  • Judicial Election

    Judges are elected by popular vote.
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    Judges are appointed directly by a democratic body, or appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of some democratic body.