Running for Judge: The Rising Political, Financial, and Legal Stakes of Judicial Elections / Edition 1

Running for Judge: The Rising Political, Financial, and Legal Stakes of Judicial Elections / Edition 1

by Matthew J. Streb
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814740340

ISBN-13: 9780814740347

Pub. Date: 04/01/2007

Publisher: New York University Press

Across the country, races for judgeships are becoming more and more politically contested. As a result, several states and cities are now considering judicial election reform. Running for Judge examines the increasingly contentious judicial elections over the last twenty-five years by providing a timely, insightful analysis of judicial elections. The book

Overview

Across the country, races for judgeships are becoming more and more politically contested. As a result, several states and cities are now considering judicial election reform. Running for Judge examines the increasingly contentious judicial elections over the last twenty-five years by providing a timely, insightful analysis of judicial elections. The book ties together the current state of the judicial elections literature, and presents new evidence on a wide range of important topics, including: the history of judicial elections; an understanding of the types of judicial elections; electoral competition during races; the increasing importance of campaign financing; voting in judicial elections; the role interest groups play in supporting candidates; party organizing in supposedly non-partisan elections; judicial accountability; media coverage; and judicial reform of elections.

Running for Judge is an engaging, accessible, empirical analysis of the major issues surrounding judicial elections, with contributions from prominent scholars in the fields of judicial politics, political behavior, and law.

Contributors: Lawrence Baum, Chris W. Bonneau, Brent D. Boyea, Paul Brace, Rachel P. Caufield, Jennifer Segal Diascro, Brian Frederick, Deborah Goldberg, Melinda Gann Hall, Richard L. Hasen, David Klein, Brian F. Schaffner, and Matthew J. Streb.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814740347
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
1 The Study of Judicial Elections
Matthew J. Streb
2 First Amendment Limits on Regulating Judicial Campaigns
Richard L. Hasen
3 The Changing Tone of Judicial Election Campaigns as a Result of White
Rachel P. Cau?eld
4 The Dynamics of Campaign Spending in State Supreme Court Elections
Chris W. Bonneau
5 Interest Group Participation in Judicial Elections
Deborah Goldberg
6 Partisan Involvement in Partisan and Nonpartisan Trial Court Elections
Matthew J. Streb
7 Judicial Elections in the News
Brian F. Schaffner and Jennifer Segal Diascro
8 Voter Responses to High-Visibility Judicial Campaigns
Lawrence Baum and David Klein
9 Competition as Accountability in State Supreme Court Elections
Melinda Gann Hall
10 Judicial Selection Methods and Capital Punishment in the American States
Paul Brace and Brent D. Boyea
11 Judicial Reform and the Future of Judicial Elections
Matthew J. Streb and Brian Frederick
Bibliography
About the Contributors
Index

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