Democracy Forum — Order in the Courts: Who's Your Judge

WERU 89.9 FM
Blue Hill, ME
Friday, June 21, 2024
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

We'll talk about the Maine judiciary. How are judges chosen in Maine? Compare Maine's judicial selection process to the federal system and to other states. What standards of judicial ethics apply? Are judges in Maine subject to undue influence by narrow special or partisan interests? Are judges in Maine facing escalating threats, the way judges are in other states? What insulates Maine? How fragile are our protections? 

In case you missed the show, you can listen from the archive here.

  • Dmitry Bam, Vice Dean/Provost, Professor of Law, at the University of Maine School of Law
  • David Sachar, Director of Judicial Ethics at the National Center for State Courts
  • Leigh Saufley, President and Dean of the University of Maine School of Law, former Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court

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