This Article presents the results of a study conducted to see whether state supreme courts selected in states with dissimilar appointment systems differ in the way they decide criminal appeals. Comparing the criminal decisions of courts selected with different appointment systems may also suggest something about how different appointment systems impact judicial independence.
Aman L. McLeod,
A COMPARISON OF THE CRIMINAL APPELLATE DECISIONS OF APPOINTED STATE SUPREME COURTS: INSIGHTS, QUESTIONS, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE,
34 Fordham Urb. L.J. 343
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