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The determinants of voluntary judicial resignation in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand

Kerby, Matthew; Banfield, Andrew


This article compares supreme and high court judicial turnover with respect to voluntary exits and retirements in three Westminster parliamentary democracies, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, for the period 1970-2012. The findings of an event history model indicate that judges who author large numbers of opinions in a given year are likely to stay longer, while those who dissent from their colleagues frequently are more likely to exit early. It was also found that judges are more likely to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Commonwealth & Comparative Politics (&print 1466-2043)
DOI: 10.1080/14662043.2014.921402


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