This is the 13th in a series of Divorce Corp polls. Please vote only once. We will post the results once we have received a statistically significant number of votes.
Our followers have resoundingly voted in favor of judicial term limits. This is not an easy question, because there is some benefit to having experienced judges. Nevertheless, the downside to allowing judges to remain in positions of power for too long is that they develop relationships with the people who regularly appear in their courtroom, and these relationships can bias their judgement and decisions. Overall, it seems that the general public believes that judges should be trained BEFORE they sit on the bench, not learn on the job, and that any sitting judge should already have sufficient experience to perform the job well. Therefore the idea that judges need many years of on-the-job training before they become good judges speaks volumes about the deficiencies in our system.
Judges should serve for one, six-year term and then be put on paid leave for 2 more years before they can practice law, publicly or privately, or appear in a courtroom. If they receive a public pension they should not be allowed to practice law or serve as a judge privately or publicly. No more double-dipping.