“Decision Overruled”—Facing up to Judicial Fallibility

@article{2003DecisionOU,
  title={“Decision Overruled”—Facing up to Judicial Fallibility},
  author={},
  journal={King's Law Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={121 - 136}
}
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • History
  • King's Law Journal
AMONG THE issues for ongoing debate about judicial appointments which the Commission for Judicial Appointments identified last year in its first annual report to the Lord Chancellor1 was the question how merit should be measured in the assessment of candidates for these appointments. A list was given of all the obvious qualities, such as complete integrity, intellectual ability and the ability to deal with a heavy workload. But I was struck by the fact that the Commission noted, by way of an… 
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