Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Ind. Courts - "Reflecting on Forty Years of Merit Selection in Indiana"
The most recent issue (Vol. 46, No. 1) of The Indiana Law Review is now online. It covers the presentations at the Indiana Law Review Symposium held earlier this spring at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law: "Reflecting on Forty Years of Merit Selection."
As Prof. Joel Schumm writes in the introductory article:
On April 5, 2012, nearly 200 people gathered in the Wynne Courtroom for a remarkable symposium reflecting on the merit selection 1 of Indiana Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals’ judges that began with voter approval of a constitutional amendment in 1970. The symposium brought together national and local presenters and attendees from the judiciary, academia, advocacy groups, and the broader bar.There is much to read here.
The symposium explored successes and concerns in the initial selection of judges, subsequent retention elections, and the impact of merit selection on the tenure of those judges.