What Makes a Good Appellate Judge: Four Views
The Pennsylvania Lawyer, Vol. 4, No. 5, p. 22, September 1982
Judges' Journal, Vol. 22, p. 14, Spring 1983
6 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2009 Last revised: 29 Jun 2009
Date Written: 1982
Judge Aldisert's views on the six qualities that make an ideal appellate judge: (1) the quality of being fair, just, and impartial; (2) the twin qualities of devotion and decisiveness; (3) the quality of clarity of thought and expression; (4) the quality of being professionally literate; (5) the quality of institutional fidelity; and (6) the quality of political responsibility.
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Keywords: judges, judging, judiciary, judicial process, what makes a good judge, Aldisert
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