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That judges should be elected

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Natasha17Natasha17 (PRO)
Justice Under Law' refers to legal justice, which is based upon legally relevant and admissible evidence, which may differ considerably from the facts. Judges then make credibility determinations (regarding the parties, witnesses, and evidence), factual findings, exercise their judicial discretion, and apply and interpret the law (https://www-psychologytoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/empathy-and-relationships/201704/injustice-the-hands-judges-and-justices?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1&&usqp=mq331AQCCAE%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.psychologytoday.com%2Fus%2Fblog%2Fempathy-and-relationships%2F201704%2Finjustice-the-hands-judges-and-justices)I’m unsure if you want this based on UK judges or American judges, so I’ll do amerian.Firstly, my point is that some judges are biased depending upon the case and will choice the side they agree with more then the other side even though one side will have better evidence then the other. So having judges elected ( as long as they have the appropriate degree level and study) will stop this biase judgements as they will have to choose the one that sounds more set out well and they would have to look at the evidence being provided. This point is for American judges and UK judges and every where else within the world.
American:On April 13, 2017, an article titled Do judges contribute to injustices? A conversation with Judge Jed Rakoff was published in the American Bar Association's ABA Journal. This also proves that judges are really biase and sometimes just agree with the side they want to win or they agree with more based upon the case."The benefit to electing judges is giving the public more buy-in and respect for the justice system," says David Brody, a criminal justice professor at Washington State University who has studied judicial elections. "If people lose respect for the court, it's a major blow to the community." – now there are many pros and cons to electing judges but electing a judge would be less biase as I said they would have to go off the evidence and the words provided. It could have other impacts like the cases that are brought into the court could be bigger or smaller and they judge may have to do some research into the cases and have a look at both sides. Judges being elected would be like electing politicians so that they would have the correct amount of knowledge and they would elected by higher people or by the public. (https://m.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2016/10/06/should-judges-be-elected-by-the-public-lets-break-it-down)

( I don't fully understand what you wanted, but I am going off "judges for like court cases ect..)

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i am have tempted to join one of these. curiosity is maddening
Posted 2019-03-08 11:50:22
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