A deliberative dialogue for students about topics in government
Friday, February 15, 2013
Wow - he looks intimidating!
States have developed a variety of methods for selecting judges. For example, Texas' judges are elected - from the local Justice of the Peace all the way to Justices of the Texas Supreme Court. And in Virginia, on the other hand, judges are appointed by the state legislature - and then must be reappointed from time-to-time. What method of selecting judges best guarantees that judges will serve effectively in all of the ways envisioned by the Founders:
Should judges be appointed (for life) or elected?
Now that you have read Federalist #78, be sure to explain Hamilton's point-of-view on lifetime appointments as well as your own.
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