Identify two (2) risks associated with selecting judges via a non-partisan election process. Explain the key reasons why you believe each risk could potentially inhibit the fairness of trials. Provide specific examples to support your rationale.
Prejudice and bias are the two common characteristics associated with non-partisan elections. Of course politics and politicians have a very heavy influence within this process. Prejudicial concept that were presented within court cases are nothing more the a personal belief, potentially rendering a verdict based on other factors rather than the presented evidence. Bias, another discriminative act, whether personal and/or professional, will deviate for the actual truth in order to bend the law lawfully in order to instill the maximum retributive and/or restorative sentencing. If not addressed, verdict may have a level of cruel and unusual punishment, discriminative outcomes, resulting in de minimis rendering.
Jul 3rd, 2014
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