It is very, very hard to be a good judge.  Of all the human endeavors, making decisions that directly impact people, their lives, and dreams on a wide variety of intensely disputed controversies is an awesome responsibility.  To be a good judge, you have to be very smart, patient, understanding, intellectually and factually honest, have common sense, be experienced in life, energetic, restrained, detached from undue influence, noble, hard working, and intensely dedicated to seeing that people have a chance for justice.  It is impossible to find all of these traits in one person, I know my best talents are found somewhere other than as a referee in a trial courtroom.


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