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Judicial Fairness and Systemic Bias

Wood David

in Legal Ethics and Legal Practice

Published in print March 1996 | ISBN: 9780198259459
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681950 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259459.003.0010
Judicial Fairness and Systemic Bias

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This chapter deals with the topical issue of systemic judicial bias. The problem is set out in Section II and examined in Section III. Section IV considers a suggested solution, which lies in developing a judicial ethic of fairness. Section V examines the widely-accepted principle that judicial officers should avoid controversy.

Keywords: systemic judicial bias; legal ethics; judicial ethics of fairness; judicial officers

Chapter.  8434 words. 

Subjects: Legal System and Practice

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