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Old 11th January 2021, 01:12 AM   #26
erlando
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post

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I think the principle of separation of political power and the legal system is good, and yet we have this anomaly. Another is the appointment of judges by political leaders.
Well, how else could you selected judges?
In other parts of the world judges are mostly chosen by their would-be peers based on merits after having worked themselves up the system. Courts are thereby self-sustaining and independent of political interests.

Right now in the EU, Poland is in hot waters precisely because they have begun having judges appointed by politicians. It does nothing good for the justice system.
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