This article discusses the history and development of judicial selection in the states. It examines the 'merit selection' system of judicial appointment and the role of nominating commissions. The article concludes with a section of recommendations for the best practices that should be formally written down and adopted by nominating commissions.
Rachel Paine Caufield,
HOW THE PICKERS PICK: FINDING A SET OF BEST PRACTICES FOR JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS,
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