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I think that the current UK system for appointing judges to high courts is FAR superior to the political method used in the USA. That is one thing the USA should adopt from the UK.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 06:01:11 PM EST
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Why?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 06:19:42 PM EST
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The Republican Party, since the first Reagan Administration, has bragged about how they are going to appoint ideologically conservative judges to the court. Perhaps you are happy with the result. I am not. The UK system avoids that possibility.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 07:31:04 PM EST
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That's not the answer that I was expecting. I was expecting a procedural critique of each system, given "executive" authority exercised in both systems regardless of party affiliation of the "executive" of the day.

I will rephrase.

Given "UK system for appointing judges to high courts is FAR superior to the political method used in the USA," in what manner is the UK system for appointing judges superior to that in the US?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 07:55:05 PM EST
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It minimizes partisan political influence.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 09:17:16 PM EST
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I am expecting a procedural critique of the two systems.

How does the "FAR superior" UK system "minimizes partisan political influence" on appointing judges to high courts?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 09:34:55 PM EST
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The fact that you expected a different answer, doesn't mean you can demand a different one.
by Anspen on Sun Sep 29th, 2019 at 08:21:19 AM EST
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m'k. Point taken. I will not quibble.

I got what I needed to know until further notice.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Sep 30th, 2019 at 02:28:56 PM EST
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