Case and Comment Volume 11-12

Case and Comment Volume 11-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... ability and character needed on the Bench, higher requirements for admission to the Bar, constitutional amendments to make absolute separation of executive and judicial departments, judicial salaries made, not too high, but reasonably good, having local conditions in view, effective work of capable and courageous bar-association committees to indorse or condemn aspirants to judicial nominations and, when necessary, to make independent nominations, and also to petition the governor, in case of vacancies, for proper appointments. In addition, he thinks that lawyers, almost exclusively, should be the delegates to judicial conventions. Certainly there is much to commend in these suggestions. With respect to executive appointments to fill vacancies, it may be said unhesitatingly that the danger is greater than in the case of nominations. A judge put on the Bench by the governor to fill a vacancy, because of his incumbency may be able to get the nomination to succeed himself, when he could by no possibili.y have got a nomination if he were not already on the Bench. The judge for whose removal proceedings are now pending in the New York legislature got his position by appointment of the governor in the first instance, and beyond question it was this alone that gave him the standing before the judicial district which enabled him to get a subsequent nomination and election. Executive appointments to the Bench will usually reflect the quality and character of the governor, except as influenced by public opinion. In this state, at least, experience has shown that the people can be trusted ito select their judges more safely than can some of their governors. But the action.of the people, and of the executive also, can usually be influenced in the...
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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940687
  • 9781236940681