Morgan on reform of judicial appointments

David Gwynn Morgan makes the argument in today’s Irish Times that the current judicial appointments process is too loose and open to charges of party patronage.

Given the law-making functions that judges effectively exercise, should the Oireachtas have a role in judicial appointments, if only to act as a counterweight to the government? Would it be desirable to have public hearings in a joint committee where the judge would outline their legal and maybe even political philosophy?

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