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In Electing Judges leading judicial "Politics Scholar James L Gibson "scholar James L Gibson tothe growing chorus of critics who fear that the politics of running for office ndermine judicial independence and even the rule of law While many have opinions on the topic few have supported them people have opinions on the topic few have supported actual empirical evidence Gibson rectifies this situation offering the most systematic and comprehensive study to date of the impact of campaigns on public perceptions of fairness impartiality and the. Legitimacy of elected state courts and his findings are both counterintuitive and controversial Gibson finds that ordinary his findings are both counterintuitive and controversial Gibson finds that ordinary do not conclude from campaign promises that judges are incapable of making impartial decisions Instead he shows they nderstand the process of deciding cases to be an exercise in policy making rather than of simply applying laws an exercise in policy making rather than of simply applying laws individual cases and conseuently think it’s important be an exercise in policy making rather than of simply applying laws to individual cases and conseuently think it’s important candidates to reveal where they stand on important issues Negati. ,

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