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What makes a good judge?

What makes a good judge?

Is it being impartial, unprejudiced and analytical?
Is it being old and experienced?
Is it the ability to use the practical wisdom Barry Schwartz mentions?
Is it concentrating on justice rather than on conflicts of interests?

Is it a combination? What do you think?

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  • May 15 2013: A good judge, whether young or old, must be able to judge people according to their particular skill in that topic. He is not supposed to give more favor to anyone he knows.
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      May 15 2013: "A good judge, whether young or old, must be able to judge people according to their particular skill in that topic." - are you referring to getting a second expert opinion? To the accused? I would say - gather knowledge, opinions and make an impartial decision. Look at the tags, one of them is Ethics, I don't see this taken into consideration in the first part of your comment.

      "He is not supposed to give more favor to anyone he knows." - so true. I believe that's a part of being impartial and independent, but there's always some bias one is not aware of, I tried to come up with a summary of it in a different comment.
      Thanks, Aaron.

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