This book analyzes the politics of judicial selection in seven states from an interest group perspective. It is unique in that it offers a multi-state comparative study in a previously neglected field of political science. Champagne and Haydel and the contributors are scholars interested in state judicial reform and have tried to develop findings on single states into a book which allows the reader to examine developments and patterns of reform movements in several states. Rather than viewing judicial selection as a "good government" issue, the book explores who gets what and how from selection politics. Contents: Introduction, Anthony Champagne and Judith Haydel; Judicial Reform in North Carolina, James Drennan; Judicial Reform in Ohio, John Felice, John Kilwein and Eliot Slotnick; Judicial Reform in Louisiana, Judith Haydel and Tom Ferrell; Judicial Reform in Texas, Anthony Champagne; Judicial Reform in Pennsylvania, Voorhees Dunn; Judicial Reform in California, John Culver and John Wold; Judicial Reform in Washington, David Burke; Conclusion, Anthony Champagne and Judith Haydel; Index.