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Electing judges has mixed effects on whether or not people think they are legitimate.

Woodson, Benjamin (2016) Electing judges has mixed effects on whether or not people think they are legitimate. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Aug 2016). Website.

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Abstract

In the US, state Supreme Court judges are either appointed, elected, or more commonly, are subject to retention elections. Traditionally, electoral accountability boosts a court’s perceived legitimacy, but can this be undermined with the negative campaigning that can often come with elections? In new research, Benjamin Woodson examines this relationship, finding that the negative effects of campaigning can outweigh the positive boost provided through electoral accountability only in states with a large amount of campaign activity.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 16:26
Last Modified: 17 May 2020 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69238

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