Newspapers Should Identify Appellate Judges, Says Professor

East Lansing Towne Courier, August 8, 2004

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Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

This Op-ed column advocates that newspaper articles on appellate court decisions should identify the judges who decided the appeal. Appellate court judges are elected officials in Michigan, and decide over 3,600 appeals a year. Yet few voters have ever heard of them, because newspaper articles rarely mention their names. Many appellate opinions are not newsworthy. But for those that do merit newspaper coverage, the identity of the judges who decided the appeal should be part of the story.

Keywords: Judges, Appellate courts, judicial opinions, identity of judges

Suggested Citation

Stockmeyer, Norman Otto, Newspapers Should Identify Appellate Judges, Says Professor (2004). East Lansing Towne Courier, August 8, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1674671

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