Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
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WWJJD? (What would Judge Judy do?)



Poll #965389 Judges

In your opinion should judges be appointed or elected?

Appointed
19(38.8%)
Elected
21(42.9%)
I'm not sure
7(14.3%)
I don't care
2(4.1%)

Which of the following arguments in favour of elected or appointed judges do you find most compelling?

Judges should be elected because then they are more likely to share the viewpoint to the public at large
8(16.7%)
Judges should not be elected because then they're beholding to the interest groups who financed their campaigns
2(4.2%)
Judges should be elected because they they can be more easily removed at the end of their term if they do a bad job
7(14.6%)
Judges should be appointed because the right thing isn't always the most popular thing and they're more likely to do the right thing if they're not worried about losing their job for being unpopular
21(43.8%)
I don't find any of these arguments compelling
10(20.8%)

Should judges have fixed terms or should they sit as judges until a certain age of retirement

Fixed terms because their performance can be reviewed by the public at regular intervals
21(43.8%)
Fixed terms (for other reasons than the previous one)
5(10.4%)
Till retirement: they'll be more independent and less intimidated by interest groups if they can only be removed for cause, but not for unpopularity
14(29.2%)
Till retirement (for other reasons than the previous one)
3(6.2%)
I'm not sure
4(8.3%)
I don't care
1(2.1%)

Should proceedings in court be telivised?

Yes. The courts belong to the public and what they do should be open for all to see.
10(20.4%)
No because judges, lawyers and/or witnesses behave differently (usually worse) on television than they otherwise would.
26(53.1%)
Yes (for other reasons)
0(0.0%)
No (for other reasons)
6(12.2%)
I'm not sure
5(10.2%)
I don't care
2(4.1%)

Who is your favourite tv judge?

Judge Wopner
3(6.2%)
Judge Judy
8(16.7%)
Judge Mathis
0(0.0%)
Judge Joe Brown
0(0.0%)
Judge Alex
0(0.0%)
Judge Hatchett
1(2.1%)
Another tv judge (maybe I'll name him or her in a comment)
4(8.3%)
Who are these people?
4(8.3%)
I never watch any of these shows
18(37.5%)
I think the concept of these shows is stupid and don't like any of them
10(20.8%)
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