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When judges face politicized reelections, their opinions on hot-button issues change to reflect the majority view

Canes-Wrone, Brandice (2014) When judges face politicized reelections, their opinions on hot-button issues change to reflect the majority view. LSE American Politics and Policy (17 Feb 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Judges are supposed to rule solely based on their interpretation of the law rather than the desires of the public. However, many judges are elected to their positions and must endure re-election campaigns. Using data from 1980-2006, Brandice Canes-Wrone examines how the rise of policy oriented judicial campaigns have affected judges’ opinions on the death penalty. She concludes that when faced with elections, judges respond like elected officials, changing their opinions based on majority support.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 15:32
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58762

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