ERIC Number: ED271385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
During Good Behavior: Judicial Independence and Accountability. A Guide for Discussion of Proposals to Establish Terms of Office for the Federal Judiciary.
O'Connor, Alice; Henze, Mary L.
A discussion guide, one in a series on constitutional reform issues developed by The Jefferson Foundation as a part of The Jefferson Meeting on the Constitution project, examines proposals to establish terms of office for the Federal judiciary. The first section discusses the historical background of the Federal judiciary including the issues of appointment, the paradox of independence, and accountability. The British example and the Anti-Federalist opposition are also examined. The second section covers partisanship and the courts and the issue of establishing terms. The third section lists arguments for and against establishing terms and arguments for and against elections by the people. The final section outlines a brief legislative history of judicial tenure form 1791 to 1984. (RSL)
Descriptors: Civics, Constitutional History, Court Judges, Court Role, Educational Resources, Federal Courts, Federal Government, Governmental Structure, Instructional Materials, Political Science, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, United States Government (Course)
The Jefferson Foundation, 1529 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Jefferson Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: For other guides in this series, see SO 017 351-358.