Abolish new women’s judges association

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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Dear Editor,

I respectfully submit that the organisation of female judges just formed, though well intentioned, is not only fraught with a political complexion, but is an affront to the letter and spirit of independence of the judiciary, and so it should be abolished immediately.

I am also submitting that judges should cease and desist from referring to other judges as their sisters and brothers. Not only is such conduct nepotistic, but it is also inconsistent with the independence of the judiciary.

Finally, for the time being, courses for judges should have as their bottom line slavish respect for the rule of law and the constitution, with special reference to equality before the law. It is time that judges realise that they are no longer servants of kings and queens or the State, and I say no more except to add that there should be an intelligence test before any is appointed, as a sharp, not just a subtle distinction exists between intelligence and education as our Gordon "Butch" Stewart, Michael Lee-Chin, and other successful people on this planet demonstrate. Intelligence, otherwise called common sense, even gives birth not only to wealth but to education.

Owen S Crosbie

Mandeville, Manchester





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