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Author Goelzhauser, Greg, author.

Title Choosing state supreme court justices : merit selection and the consequences of institutional reform / Greg Goelzhauser.

Publication Info. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2016.


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Description xii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-172) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Merit selection's rise -- Professional experience across selection systems -- Seating qualified justices -- Seating diverse justices -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Data collection -- Appendix B: Tables of results.
Summary Greg Goelzhauser utilizes new data on more than 1,500 state supreme court justices seated from 1960 through 2014 to answer the question, Does merit selection produce better types of judges? He traces the rise of merit selection and explores whether certain judicial selection institutions favor candidates who have better qualifications, are more diverse, and have different types of professional experience. Goelzhauser's results ultimately contribute to the broader debate concerning comparative institutional performance with respect to state judicial selection.
Subject Judges -- Selection and appointment -- United States -- States.
Judges -- United States -- States -- Election.
Courts of last resort -- United States -- States.
Judicial process -- United States -- States.
Political questions and judicial power -- United States -- States.
Courts of last resort -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst00881853
Judges -- Selection and appointment -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst00984547
Judges -- U.S. states -- Election. (OCoLC)fst00984556
Judicial process -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst00984719
Political questions and judicial power -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst01069677
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781439913390 (hardback : alk. paper)
1439913390 (hardback : alk. paper)
9781439913406 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1439913404 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781439913413 (e-book)

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