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NCJ Number: 81476 Find in a Library
Title: Federal Appellate Judge Selection - Recruitment Changes and Unanswered Questions
Journal: Justice System Journal  Volume:6  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1981)  Pages:283-304
Author(s): E E Slotnick
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 22
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses recent changes in federal appellate judge selection processes implemented during the Carter administration in the wake of the Omnibus Judgeship Act.
Abstract: The primary focus is on what we have learned about the implications of the altered processes as well as on the questions and issues which have not been sufficiently explored by analysts. Central to the essay is consideration of and commentary on a major study of federal appellate judge selection during the Carter years written by Berkson and Carbon. In addition, new data is presented in an effort to shed some light on several of the less visible facets of federal appellate judge selection during the Carter administration. Thus, for example, the article examines the process by which appellate judgeships were allocated among the states comprising the circuits which were awarded appellate vacancies under the Omnibus Judgeship Act. The article concludes by suggesting additional questions which need to be addressed by future research in the area. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Appellate courts; Federal courts; Judge selection
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