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Judicial Selection in the States: Maine

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The Montana House State Administration Committee yesterday approved a bill to require judges recuse from cases due to campaign contributions. Under HB 157 as approved...

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A plan to require Wyoming judicial nominating commission members to be subject to senate confirmation appears to have died. Wyoming s top courts use a...

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This is proving to be an unprecedented year in terms of the number of efforts to either switch from partisan to nonpartisan judicial elections or...

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

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The Maine judiciary consists of a supreme judicial court, a superior court, a district court, and a probate court. The district and probate courts are courts of limited jurisdiction. Maine's judicial selection process is similar to the process for selecting federal judges--judges are nominated by the governor and confirmed by the senate, but they serve seven-year terms rather than serving for life.