Identify at least two (2) risks associated with selecting judges via a non-partisan election process. Explain the key reasons why you believe each risk could potentially inhibit the fairness of trials. Provide specific examples to support your rationale.
Discuss the selection process for a federal judge nominee, including the background checks, senatorial courtesy, the confirmation process, and the assumption of office. Specify which influences you believe are the most persuasive in the final selection of a judge. Provide a rationale for your response.
Judge John Doe, a judge in your state, has recently had charges of ethical misconduct brought against him. Analyze three (3) steps that a judicial review board in your state (Virginia) would likely take, based on the current judge removal process for your state. Provide a rationale for your response.