Title

Do Judicial Performance Evaluations Influence Retention Election Results?

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publication Title

Judicial Elections in the 21st Century

Publisher

Routledge

Publisher Location

New York, NY

First page number:

175

Last page number:

188

Abstract

In this chapter, I analyze retention vote shares in five states with robust, state-sponsored JPE programs. I find some evidence that the JPE recommendations matter. I also find some support for the proposition that voters react to specific negative assessments of judges by lawyers, even when these assessments do not cause JPE commissions to issue overall negative retention recommendations.


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