Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for summa cum laude in the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota
March 1, 1968
Richard A. Saliterman
Although scholars have seriously studied the selection of judges, these studies seem to have been largely concerned with appointive positions at the national level. The selection of judges at the state level by elections has not been examined with the same intensity even though the results from such studies may be equally fruitful. This paper endeavors to examine some of the factors that appear to have an influence upon the outcome of the non-partisan judicial elections in Minnesota with two broad objectives in mind: First, to learn more about how voters respond to candidates in a situation where they are deprived of a major guide of selection, candidates’ party labels; secondly, to determine more about how voters respond to the judicial branch of government.
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1968, An Examination of Some of the Factors Which Appear to Influence the Outcome of Judicial Elections in Minnesota PDF