Maine's judges are appointed to a seven-year term by the governor and confirmed
Maine's judges are appointed to a seven-year term by the governor and confirmed by the Maine Senate. Though there is a system in place to review judicial misconduct there is no performance review by peers, prosecutors, defense lawyers, law enforcement officials or crime victims. Casco Bay Weekly asked Portland lawyers about 24 judges in Maine, and the lawyers were eager to name judges who bring dignity to the state's courtrooms and those who bring scorn on the legal system. With impressions of seven judges in Portland District Court, seven judges in Cumberland County Superior Court, the seven justices of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the three judges of U.S. District Court, and comments from some of the jurists.
Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "Maine's judges are appointed to a seven-year term by the governor and confirmed" (1996). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 1361.
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