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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 18 2013: I would say that a complete justice is unachievable, it is only a percentage one can reach. This is because of constraints which arise in the form of Culture and Norms, Stereotypes, case to case variation, and above all the lack of true and complete knowledge which mostly accompanies. Other than these are the limits of one's analytical thinking and the life one has lived can contribute indirectly.

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