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That has to do with accountability.

For appointment see:

Appointment

High Court judges are appointed by The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor. Under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 the Judicial Appointments Commission has removed the appointment of judges from the overtly political arena. High Court judges, as with other judges, are appointed on open competition.

High Court judges, as with all judges in England and Wales, hold office during good behaviour; this is laid down in the Bill of Rights 1689. This gives them greater security of tenure than if they held office during His or Her Majesty's pleasure and is designed to protect their independence. A High Court judge can only be removed by the Queen upon an Address of both Houses of Parliament.



"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 07:40:54 PM EST
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hmm, yes, well, I did provide comprehensive reference above, "Judges and parliament" (judiciary.gov), to teh system.
Judicial Appointments Commission has removed the appointment of judges from the  overtly political arena.
That phrasing coupled to another, "open competition," is a bit of disingenuous representation (stereotypical British understatement), you will discover upon further inspection--left sidebar directory.

All officers of the ministry (judiciary) are appointed by the government of the day, of course, predicated on "confidence" of [the Crown in] parliament, elected by teh people. Each government is expected to ahh effect a peculiar "policy agenda" (Queen's Speech), is it not.

"All officers" includes the JAC as these are confirmed by ...Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, two executive agencies merged by the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. Public application ("open competition") and nominations ("private" referral) to judicial vacancies is qualified by written examination and ahh oral examination preceding confirmation by the JAC.

How does this "selection and confirmation" system compare to that in the US?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 27th, 2019 at 04:03:17 PM EST
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derision cascading over collegial conference of to the once venerable, independent and LIBERAL Kennedy ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 27th, 2019 at 04:49:58 PM EST
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