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

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Ruggero J. Aldisert

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Date Written: 1982

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Aldisert, Ruggero J., What Makes a Good Appellate Judge: Four Views (1982). The Pennsylvania Lawyer, Vol. 4, No. 5, p. 22, September 1982 , Judges' Journal, Vol. 22, p. 14, Spring 1983, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1415025

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