Democracy Forum | Order in the Court: Who's Your Judge?

Friday, June 21, 2024

June 21 -- Order in the Court: Who's Your Judge?

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.

Special Guests: 

  • 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 SaufleyPresident and Dean of the University of Maine School of Law, former Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court

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