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Judicial Reaction to Change: The California Supreme Court Around the 1986 Elections

25 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2003  

Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos

Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Abstract

After an unsuccessful attempt in 1982, the California electorate removed three of the Justices of the Supreme Court of California in the 1986 elections because they were soft on crime. This article studies the voting patterns of the three justices who were on the California Supreme Court before and after the elections, revealing three distinct judicial and political strategies.

Keywords: judge, elected judges, judicial elections

JEL Classification: K00, K40, K41

Suggested Citation

Georgakopoulos, Nicholas L., Judicial Reaction to Change: The California Supreme Court Around the 1986 Elections. Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=466221 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.466221

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