Judges, Judicial Appointment, Judicial Selection, Nomination, Nominating, Nominating Committee, Retention Votes, Appointive Systems
This article discusses the problems and potential solutions with the system of judicial appointment in the state of Nebraska. The article focuses on how improving public awareness about the existing system, its goals, and its current weaknesses, and implementing steps to address those weaknesses, will help to keep everyone moving toward the best possible system. While changing attitudes and interest in judicial retention elections is certainly not an easy task, it is only through seeking such change that reformers of an elective retention system can hope to near its potential effectiveness.
John F. Irwin and Daniel L. Real,
ENRICHING JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE: SEEKING TO IMPROVE THE RETENTION VOTE PHASE OF AN APPOINTIVE SELECTION SYSTEM,
34 Fordham Urb. L.J. 453
Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ulj/vol34/iss1/11