Ellen Gorman

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Ellen Gorman
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Court Information:
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $123,000
Appointed by:   Gov. John Baldacci
Active:   2007-2021
Past post:   Justice, Maine Superior Courts
Past term:   2000-2007
Past post 2:   Judge, Maine District Courts
Past term 2:   1989-2000
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Trinity College, 1977
Law School:   Cornell Law School, 1982

Ellen A. Gorman is a justice on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. She was appointed to the state's highest court on October 1, 2007, by former Governor John Baldacci.[1][2] She was re-appointed by Governor Paul LePage in February 2015. Her term expires in 2021.[3]


Gorman received her undergraduate degree from Trinity College in 1977 and her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1982.[1]


Political outlook

See also: Political outlook of State Supreme Court Justices

In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Gorman received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of -1.02, indicating a liberal ideological leaning. This is more liberal than the average CF score of -1.01 that justices received in Maine. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.[5]

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