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Author Tarr, G. Alan (George Alan)
Title Without Fear or Favor : Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability in the States.
Imprint Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012.

Series Stanford studies in law and politics
Stanford studies in law and politics.
Subject Judicial process -- United States -- States.
Judicial independence -- United States -- States.
Description 1 online resource (280 pages).
Summary The impartial administration of justice and the accountability of government officials are two of the most strongly held American values. Yet these values are often in direct conflict with one another. At the national level, the U.S. Constitution resolves this tension in favor of judicial independence, insulating judges from the undue influence of other political institutions, interest groups, and the general public. But at the state level, debate has continued as to the proper balance between judicial independence and judicial accountability. In this volume, constitutional scholar G. Alan Tar.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Creating and debating judicial independence and accountability -- Institutionalizing judicial independence and accountability -- The changing face of state judicial selection -- Analyzing judicial independence and accountability -- Reconsidering judicial elections -- Ensuring judicial independence and accountability in the twenty-first century.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780804783507
9780804760393 (cloth ; alk. paper)
080476039X (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804760409 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0804760403 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 811502393
Additional Format Print version: 9780804760409