Argument: Elections pressure judges to craft positions to win votes
Walter Olson. "Judicial elections: a dissenting view". Point of Law. July 17, 2008: "The evils of asking impartial judges to beat the bushes for votes and contributions are so obvious and so (nearly) universally conceded that I won't dwell on them at any length here. (You can find plenty of examples on the website of the Justice at Stake campaign and its blog, Gavel Grab.) Judges seeking election or re-election face constant pressure to "commit" to stances favored by one or another voting bloc."