Ethics Matters

Judging the Judges

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


When testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Neil Gorsuch pointed out that judges are supposed to be more than politicians wearing robes. Amen to that. Unfortunately, in most of the country, where trial and appellate judges and justices are elected, too many times they are just that.

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  • Hector Morera

    Judges are PUBLIC servants, just as the legislators who may or may not support them. It‘s very difficult being one and sadly I can only imagine this scares away many legally competent lawyers who choose to avoid the fray, leaving it to the more politically saavy who choose to make political decisions rather than legally competent ones. Regardless, this drawback aside, as public servants, their appointment must be open to public scrutiny to ensure public faith in the selection process, even if those who engage in their scrutiny have less than noble motives as the best interest of the public. Lastly, please do not mischaracterize persons who have criticize family judges as "anti-GAL crowd". There are many aspects of the family court system that are ripe for misuse by less than scrupulous parties, GAL‘s were just one. And to the contrary, as long as there are persons who misuse the Family Court system and until such time that true accountability exists, there will always be legitimate complaints against this system. Thank you.

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