Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2023
    1:00 pm - 2:40 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Solana
    Floor: First Floor, South Tower

    The Judicial Branch is the least democratic branch of government. This program will focus on balancing populism, politics, and qualifications in selecting judges (appointment, election, merit screening, and confirmation hearings); periodic performance review (terms, term limits, life tenure, retention elections, impeachment); recusal and peremptory strikes; other legitimacy concerns (court-packing). How do politics, qualifications and merit screening affect the preference for judicial appointment or judicial elections? Are term limits an effective brake on politicization of the judiciary, or is life tenure preferable? Can stricter recusal requirements be implemented, and would failure to recuse be severe enough to justify impeachment?”
    The Section held a virtual business meeting prior to the Annual Meeting. 

Session Speakers
Organization: Washington University in St. Louis Department of Political Science

Organization: Judicate West

Organization: California Western School of Law

Organization: Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Organization: Duke University School of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Organization: California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three

Session Fees
  • Litigation, Co-Sponsored by Jurisprudence - The Judiciary—Making the Least Democratic Branch of Government More Respected, Less Political: $0.00