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dc.contributor.authorFortson, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorKnudsen, Kristin S.
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-26T19:56:50Z
dc.date.available2016-05-26T19:56:50Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-01
dc.identifier.citationFortson, Ryan; & Knudsen, Kristin S. (2015). "A Survey of Studies on Judicial Selection." Alaska Justice Forum 32(2–3): 1, 7–12 (Summer/Fall 2015).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/6567
dc.description.abstractThe Alaska legislature is considering a bill — Senate Joint Resolution 3 — that would put before voters a state constitutional amendment to change the composition of the Alaska Judicial Council and the way its members are selected. The Alaska Judicial Council plays a constitutionally-mandated role in the selection of Alaska’s judges and also makes recommendations to voters concerning retaining or not retaining judges as part of the judicial retention election process. This article reviews selected existing studies relevant to potential effects of this proposed change to the council composition — studies that examined judicial effectiveness, responsiveness of judges to public opinion, and public perception of judges. Also provided are flowcharts of the selection processes for members of the Alaska Judicial Council and of judges of the Alaska Court System; a detailed table of judicial selection methods in U.S. states and the District of Columbia; and a bibliography.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsStudies on Nominating Commissions / Measures of Voter Satisfaction / Objective Measures of Judicial Performance / Complexity of Judicial Decisions / Judicial Productivity and Independence / Politicization of Judicial Elections / Conclusion / Resources on Judicial Selection (bibliography) / References (bibliography)en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJustice Center, University of Alaska Anchorageen_US
dc.sourceAlaska Justice Forumen_US
dc.subjectAlaska Court Systemen_US
dc.subjectAlaska Judicial Councilen_US
dc.subjectcourtsen_US
dc.subjectjudgesen_US
dc.subjectjudicial selectionen_US
dc.titleA Survey of Studies on Judicial Selectionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.peerreviewYesen_US
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