91 Judicature 70 (2007-2008)
Contestation, Competition, and the Potential for Accountability in Intermediate Appellate Court Elections

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til mis empincai oe,5 we examine resuits tor au interme-
diate appellate court genermelections (partisan, nonpar-
tisan, and retention) from 2000-2006. We compare those
results to elections for the U.S. House of Representatives
and state supreme courts over the same time period.
We find that the chief obstacle to accountability in
intermediate appellate elections is to get people to run in
the first place. A sizable proportion of intermediate appel-

ous ctratts or tnis manusriplt. nI errors are, ot course, our responsty.
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