Promoting Merit in Merit Selection

October 28, 2009

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform examined the various state merit selection practices for fairness, effectiveness and independence. Arizona leads the nation with the procedures it has put in place to fulfill the promise of true nonpartisan “merit” selection. This document describes what we believe are the “best practices” that have come from the writings of legal experts in this area and from the real-world Arizona experience.