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Electing Judges

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Ve advertising also turns out Have A Limited Effect have a limited effect erceptions of judicial legitimacy though the cannot be said for widely hated campaign contributions Taking both the good and bad into consideration Gibson argues ersuasively THAT ELECTIONS ARE ULTIMATELY BENEFICIAL IN elections are ultimately beneficial in the institutional legitimacy of courts despite the slight negative effects of some campaign activities Electing Judges will initiate a lively debate inside both the halls of justice and the academy. Legitimacy of elected state courts and findings are both counterintuitive and controversial Gibson finds that ordinary Americans do not conclude from campaign romises that judges are incapable of making impartial decisions Instead he shows they understand the rocess of deciding cases to be an exercise in olicy making rather than of simply applying laws to process of deciding cases to be an exercise in olicy making rather than of simply applying laws to cases and conseuently think it’s important for candidates to reveal where they stand on important issues Negati. ,

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