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Into the conduct of judges

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print January 1980 | ISBN: 9780406176080
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191705113 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0010
Into the conduct of judges

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This chapter deals with various cases in order to discuss the conduct of judges. If a judge made a mistake, then his mistake would give rise to a new trial and cause much expense to the parties. In many cases, a mistake of a judge can be corrected on appeal. But there are mistakes that cannot be corrected as a result of ignorance, incompetence, bias, or malice. No one would dream of making the judge personally liable for an innocent mistake. But sometimes a judge might make a mistake owing to a misunderstanding, as a result of which a man might be wrongly detained in prison. This chapter discusses in detail whether the judge could be made liable in such damages or not.

Keywords: judge; ignorance; incompetence; bias; malice

Chapter.  3196 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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