It is folly to leave judicial appointments in the hands of lay people

It is folly to leave judicial appointments in the hands of lay people
Shane Ross

Hard to see why we should change the system to have experts chosen by the inexpert

There is something wrong and ridiculous about the apparent paralysis at government level in relation to the appointment of new judges. Sources close to Minister Shane Ross are informing the media that he has an “absolute” agreement and a “cast-iron” undertaking that no new judges will be appointed unless and until the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board (JAAB) is replaced by a Judicial Appointments Commission.

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