Recitation Notes DECEMBER 4 TH
o Commission gives list to governor
o Still appointment, but democratic in the retention election(run
unopposed to see if the public likes them)
THE POLITICIZATION OF JUDICIAL ELECTIONS
Republican part v. white(2002)
The holding, in brief:
o It is a violation of the first amendment to prevent a judge from
discussing issues that could come before her if elected
Why should we care about this?
o This made judicial elections political, even in nonpartisan elections
ARE JUDICIAL ELECTIONS GOOD?
Remember: Judicial politicization is a consequence of judicial elections. This