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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Examination of Judges in Israel and the United States
by Guest, Denis, M.J.S., University of Nevada, Reno, 2015, 75; 1591353
Abstract (Summary)

The writer of this thesis studied the governments of Israel and the United States of America. They share a common means of choosing their political leaders. They are both democracies, in the sense that they hold elections to determine who will serve as a political leader (law makers and enforcers). This thesis compares and contrasts the method of choosing judges in Israel to that of Illinois, which is one of 50 states that make up the United States of America. Israel appoints their judges and Illinois elects their judges. Both approaches of determining who will serve as a judge have negative attributes. Israel’s approach suffers from members of the appointment committee favoring candidates who share their political views. Illinois’ approach suffers from the need to raise large amounts of money to finance judicial campaigns, which can lead to undue influence from donors.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Richardson, James T.
Commitee: Herzik, Eric, Schoenbaum, Edward
School: University of Nevada, Reno
Department: Judicial Studies
School Location: United States -- Nevada
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Law
Keywords: Israel, Judge
Publication Number: 1591353
ISBN: 978-1-321-82648-7
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