Judicial Selections Reform in Comparative Context
University of British Columbia Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 591-628, 2007
30 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2011
Date Written: December 3, 2011
In the past two decades, many common law states have tweaked, modernized, or radically upended their methods of judicial selections, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. This article reviews a number of these innovations, including public hearings and efforts to set more 'objective' methods and criteria for selections. The article focuses on the impact of reforms on cultures of judicial decision-making and selections.
Keywords: Judicial, judge, appointment, selection, appellate, reform, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States
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