Should we elect judges? Drawing on reading material, discuss the arguments for a

Should we elect judges? Drawing on reading material, discuss the arguments for and against judicial elections with particular attention to issues of judicial independence and accountability. What are some of the key challenges to judicial independence? Is elections one of them? Why or why not? [note: you might also find it useful to consider who judges need independence from — the public? other government officials? executives?]
Additional reading suggestions:
AGAINST judicial elections:
https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/why-judicial-elections-are-bad-thing/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=tfd_search_dsa&gclid=CjwKCAjw0a-SBhBkEiwApljU0ki1ZN2jISt2Fvk37zzjSeMXRwBIvtxXpt8CM9YKEclm47x__lm8KhoCx0AQAvD_BwE
https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/politics-judicial-elections-2019-20
FOR judicial elections:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-we-should-keep-judicial-elections/2011/05/26/AGt08HCH_story.html
The Controversy Over Electing Judges, Melinda Gann-Hall, Justice Systems Journal
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