How are we to choose those who judge us? To whom do we entrust the responsibility of protecting our liberties and the power to determine our rights and liabilities? We look for men and women of integrity, diligence, legal ability, and judicial temperament, chosen by methods that balance judicial independence and public accountability.1
Reed, John W. "Judicial Selection in Michigan - Time for a Change?" Mich. B. J. 75, no. 9 (1996): 900-3.