Attempts to improve the integrity of the judiciary have focused on the proper method of selecting judges. In this article, the author analyzes whether the Missouri Plan has achieved its expected goals: improving the selection process; emphasizing professional qualifications rather than political influence; and promoting superior decision-making by the bench.
Henry R. Glick,
The Promise and the Performance of the Missouri Plan: Judicial Selection in the Fifty States,
32 U. Miami L. Rev.
Available at: http://repository.law.miami.edu/umlr/vol32/iss3/2