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Can a judge decide a case based on their own legal knowledge?

Can a judge in the United States decide a case based on their own legal knowledge, using some legal theory or argument that was not presented by either side in the case, Yes. which neither side ...
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Does being overturned on appeal have consequences for the careers of trial judges?

canada The mere fact of being frequently overturned on appeal would only have reputational consequences and secondary effects on career advancement (not suggesting these are minor effects). But being ...
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Does being overturned on appeal have consequences for the careers of trial judges?

united-states Does being overturned on appeal have consequences for the careers of trial judges? In general no. Indeed, federal judges serve for life. And, judges in some state courts serve for life,...
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Can a judge decide a case based on their own legal knowledge?

Courts are bound to decide on the basis of the evidence introduced into the trial. This limits their creativity: The parties usually are aware of the legal implications of the evidence and bring the ...
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Can a judge make it case law that 2×2=5?

united-states Will the judge not face any disciplinary consequences but just public outcry and reputation damages? The judge will be absolutely immune from civil liability for this decision. A ...
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