Argument: Elected judge conflicts of interests can be sufficiently regulated
Adam Liptak. "Looking Anew at Campaign Cash and Elected Judges". New York Times. January 29, 2008: "you do not have to do away with elections and or even fund-raising to make a drastic improvement in the quality of justice in state courts around the nation. All you need to do is listen to Professor Palmer. If a judge has taken money from a litigant or a lawyer, Professor Palmer says, the judge has no business ruling on that person's case."