Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Judicial Elections

Perception vs. reality: Money in judicial elections By David W. Inlander and Ronald D. Menna, Jr. Bench and Bar, March 2011 A contrast between the approaches taken by Illinois and New York to reduce the public's perception of the role money plays in influencing judicial elections.
A perspective on judicial elections By Hon. Wallace B. Jefferson Bench and Bar, June 2009 An argument to eliminate cynicism, money, and partisanship in judicial selection.
Judicial independence as a campaign platform By Shirley S. Abrahamson Bench and Bar, September 2005 Good judging is good politics….the public will support judges whom they perceive as independent even if they do not agree with particular decisions.