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CLIP: Independence of Elected & Appointed Judges


AIR DATE: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
OVERVIEW:

Adam Liptak discussed the differences between elected and appointed judges, whether elected judges can be independent, as well as the risk they will be swayed by their supporters' politics or the election process itself.
 

 

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PEOPLE IN THIS VIDEO:
 

  • Adam Liptak
    Correspondent
    New York Times->Supreme Court

 

KEYWORDS: Judicial Branch, Federalism, Judges, Appointment Power, Elections