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Arizona s constitution provides that judges for the Superior Court in counties with a population over 250,000 are selected via the state s merit/commission system...

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It appears that the Kansas House was not able to obtain the necessary 2/3rds vote required to advance to voters a plan to end merit/commission...

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I mentioned last month the raft of legislation filed in the Wisconsin Assembly dealing with judicial recusal, including proposals to require recusal for certain campaign...

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Courtesy of the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts.

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Courtesy of the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts.

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According to Article II of the United States Constitution, the President "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint" federal judges. According to Article III, federal judges enjoy life tenure and cannot be removed from office except through impeachment.