This article discusses the principles that the judicial system should advance in the selection of its judges. In addition to judicial quality, there are five other “first principles” that should be advanced in an optimal selection system: independence, accountability, representativeness, legitimacy, and transparency.
Jeffrey D. Jackson,
BEYOND QUALITY: FIRST PRINCIPLES IN JUDICIAL SELECTION AND THEIR APPLICATION TO A COMMISSION-BASED SELECTION SYSTEM,
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