Whether judges should be elected or appointed has been the subject of impassioned debate for decades. In fact, in the mid-1970s, in response to concern over abuses under the system of contested elections, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment requiring that all appellate judges be appointed and then be subject to a merit retention vote every six years.

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