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In 1903, believing that the increasingly partisan election of the state judiciary needed reform, the President of the Minnesota State Bar Association appointed a special committee to examine the process and make recommendations. The five member committee submitted its report, with two recommendations, to the annual convention of the Association in 1904. That report and the debate that ensued are reprinted in this article.
At the height of the populist revolt in the 1890s, when the judiciary was under siege, Charles E. Flandrau published this brief essay on how judges should be selected. It appeared in the May, 1895, issue of "The Minnesota Law Journal."
The results of elections of justices to the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1857 through 2008 are posted in this article.