Restrictions on Political Activity by Judges in Japan and the United States: The Cases of Judge Teranishi and Justice Sanders

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This Essay begins by setting out the basic facts of the two cases. After briefly examining the respective outcomes and legal reasoning, the Essay proceeds to a comparative examination of the procedures and the basic stance of the two systems.

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Judicial independence -- Japan, Judicial independence -- United States, Judges -- Discipline, Comparative law, Judicial review, Censure

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Daniel H. Foote (University of Tokyo)

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