The appointment of judges by ministers: political preferment in England 1880 - 2005

Hanretty, Chris (2015) The appointment of judges by ministers: political preferment in England 1880 - 2005. Journal of Law and Courts, 3 (2). pp. 305-329. ISSN 2164-6570

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Abstract

I investigate appointment to the Court of Appeal and House of Lords between 1880 and 2005. Exploiting the fact that appointment is almost invariably from within the ranks of existing High Court judges and using a conditional logit model, I test for effects of legal, professional, and political factors upon appointment prospects. Although there is no advantage to having the same political affiliation as the appointing Lord Chancellor, judges are more likely to be promoted if they were previously appointed by the incumbent party.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
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Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 14:28
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 23:42
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/53116
DOI: 10.1086/681543

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