Why America's Judges Should be Chosen by Citizen Juries

Threlkeld, Simon

Publisher:  Dissident Voice
Date Written:  09/08/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19900

Judges should not be chosen by popular vote, nor by politicians. Both approaches are undemocratic and deeply flawed, perhaps even absurd, despite the fact that the former is in widespread use at the state level, and the latter has always been used at the federal level (in the form of appointment by the President and confirmation by the Senate). A far better option is for judges to be chosen by juries drawn from the public by random selection.

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