Exit Stage Left: Modelling Judicial Exits inCanada and Australia
Given the prestige and job security attached to the position of supreme court justice, it is puzzling that these judges ever choose to vacate their seats on a voluntary basis. Using career data drawn from the Canadian Supreme and Australian High Courts, we examine which factors: personal, institutional, and political, are the most influential when determining voluntary judicial resignations at the highest level. We estimate a competing risks Cox proportional hazards model of judicial tenure to...[Show more]
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