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The Theory And Practice Of Defending Judges Against Unjust Criticism, Ronald J. Bacigal Oct 1990

The Theory And Practice Of Defending Judges Against Unjust Criticism, Ronald J. Bacigal

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Having set forth the above premise and conclusion, the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Unjust Criticism of the Bench promulgated a model program for bar associations to follow when countering inaccurate or unjust criticism of judges. This article presents no quarrel with the model program but instead seeks to relate the model to an empirical account of how it might operate in practice. It must be remembered that the acid test of a theoretical model is not whether the theory is "true" in a purely academic sense but whether the model is useful in describing the "real world. " In order ...