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Could Judicial Elections Be Good For the Law?

- May 28, 2011

bq. It is important to remember that efforts to maximize judicial “independence” from the electorate can also maximize independence from the law and the Constitution. Without a mechanism for effectively holding judges accountable, judges are free to “go rogue” and make decisions based solely on their political views. Is that better than a campaign season every now and then?

From Chris Bonneau, defending judicial elections in the Washington Post.  More is here.  See also this earlier post.

[Hat tip to Brandon Bartels.]

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