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Reflections of a Survivor of State Judicial Election Warfare

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Publication Date: June 2001

Publisher(s): Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Center for Legal Policy

Author(s): Robert Young

Topic: Justice (Courts and judicial power)
Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Keywords: judicial selection; state supreme court elections; Michigan supreme court

Type: Report

Coverage: Michigan

Abstract:

In this report, Justice Young, of the Michigan Supreme Court, discusses how activist judicial philosophy has transformed American courts into 'mini-legislatures,' where political activists petition judges to enact novel social policies.