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Judicial Selection in the States: Idaho

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A plan (HB 1303) to revamp Colorado s Judicial Performance Evaluation system is set for a vote by the House this week. The plan would...

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An effort to improve voter education when it comes to judicial elections in California has cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee. AB 1463 as amended creates...

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A constitutional amendment discussed here and here to give Delaware s governor and senate more time to consider judicial nominations cleared its final hurdle. With...

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Courtesy of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of...

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The Idaho judiciary is composed of three levels of courts--a supreme court, a court of appeals, and a district court. Judges of these courts are chosen in nonpartisan elections, in which judicial candidates may not be nominated or endorsed by a political party, appear on a party ticket, or list a party affiliation on the ballot. When a judge leaves office in the middle of his term, the governor is authorized to fill the vacancy from a list of names submitted by the Idaho Judicial Council.