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Political Science
Course
PLS 200
Professor
Dr.Matt
Semester
Fall

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Recitation Notes DECEMBER 4 TH JUDICIAL ELECTIONS  Lifetime appointments  Partisan elections  Non-partisan elections  Merit elections 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
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