Three judges appointed to Supreme Court bench

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  • How many suitably qualified women applied? But then again, why let the facts get in the way of the argument that there *must* be more women judges.

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  • I find it annoying that people set so much store in the apparently automatic "benefits" of diversity. I'd rather have a panel of judges that are intelligent and picked on their academic merits, than judges who are picked because they introduce diversity. Baroness Hale is a perfect example of the fact that there can be diversity, but it's for the minorities to instigate it by reaching the necessary standards, and it is for the employees or selection bodies to not fetter their discretion on grounds of race, gender, beliefs, etc. Diversity should not be an end, nor a means to an end. The end should be judicial excellence, not affected by irrelevant factors such as gender or race, and not as a result of fettered discretion.
    I'm interested to see how these new judges fare.

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  • Absurd comment. Common sense has nothing to do with gender. You either have it or don,t have it.

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  • "Anonymous | 27-Feb-2013 12:50 pm"

    "Another problem with Arden is that she is very biased in favour of HMRC. I cannot recall her deciding a tax case in the taxpayer's favour."

    This cannot be a reason why she was not appointed if she applied. I haven't come across many of her judgments in tax cases, but I am sure that she had her reasons to decide the cases the way she decided them. Also, do not forget that she's not alone. There are another two judges in deciding the case who probably agreed with her in ruling in favour of the HMRC.

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