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  • American Judicature Society Judicial Selection in the States Project
    • The Hunter Center for Judicial Selection "conducts, synthesizes, and disseminates empirical research on a wide range of judicial selection issues…. The center acts as a clearinghouse of information on judicial selection for state court administrators, lawmakers, the media, the legal and academic communities, and court reform organizations." Among other things, the Center runs the Judicial Selection in the States Project. Information provided by the Project includes "methods of selecting, retaining, and removing of judges; successful and failed reform efforts; the roles of parties, interest groups, and professional organizations in selecting judges; and the diversity of the bench."

      Materials available from this site include (as described by the Project itself):

      • Judicial Selection in the United States: A Special Report describes the historical evolution of judicial selection in the United States.
      • Judicial Selection in the States: Appellate and General Jurisdiction Courts is a set of tables that provide basic information about the initial selection and subsequent retention of state judges.
      • Judicial Selection Reform: Examples from Six States examines successful judicial selection reform efforts in six states, discussing the nature of each reform and its implementation in other states, the events that provided the impetus for reform, and the actors who were instrumental in bringing about the reform.
      • Merit Selection: The Best Way to Choose the Best Judges describes the merit selection process and its advantages over other methods of judicial selection.

  • Justice At Stake Campaign
    • Justice at Stake is a nonpartisan campaign whose partners "educate the public and work for reforms to keep politics and special interests out of the courtroom." JAS closely tracks judicial elections and provides state-by-state analyses and national summaries, including The New Politics of Judicial Elections 2004: Report on State Supreme Court Elections.

  • Brennan Center Fair Courts Project
    • The Brennan Center Fair Courts Project focuses on "improving judicial selection processes (including elections), increasing diversity on the bench, preserving judicial independence and accountability, and keeping courts in balance with other governmental branches." The Project web site contains a searchable database with summaries of law review and political science articles, as well as links to Project reports and publications, including The New Politics of Judicial Elections 2002: How The Threat To Fair And Impartial Courts Spread To More States In 2002.

  • American Bar Association Standing Committee on Judicial Independence
      Among other materials regarding judicial independence and diversity, the Committee’s web site contains a link to its 2003 report, Justice in Jeopardy, which "attempts to break the deadlock in the debate over appointment versus election of state judges."

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