How Should We Select Judges?

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In a recent op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, law professor Jessica Levinson argues that voters shouldn't be electing judges since many aren't sufficiently informed about the candidates. Should judges be elected by the populace, or appointed by officials? We debate the issue.


Jessica Levinson, associate clinical professor teaching election law at Loyola Law School and vice president of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission

Scott Gaylord, associate professor of law at Elon University School of Law