What is Judge: Definition and 36 Discussions

A judge is a person who presides over court proceedings, either alone or as a part of a panel of judges. A judge hears all the witnesses and any other evidence presented by the barristers or solicitors of the case, assesses the credibility and arguments of the parties, and then issues a ruling in the case based on their interpretation of the law and their own personal judgment. A judge is expected to conduct the trial impartially and, typically, in an open court.
The powers, functions, method of appointment, discipline, and training of judges vary widely across different jurisdictions. In some jurisdictions, the judge's powers may be shared with a jury. In inquisitorial systems of criminal investigation, a judge might also be an examining magistrate. The presiding judge ensures that all court proceedings are lawful and orderly.

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  1. A

    Lawyer request change by defendant or plaintiff in court.

    According to the law, can a defendant or Plaintiff change his/her lawyer after certain court proceedings in both civil/criminal cases. Example. A Court is adjourned and given a certain date for next proceeding. Now the Plaintiff or Defendant would like to change his/her lawyer giving...
  2. A

    Panel of judges in Supreme Court - Odd number?

    In Supreme Court, the panel of judges will always be a odd number? 3,5,7 so the decision in terms of votes count verdict will always outcome a result and not a tie?
  3. anorlunda

    Judge gets scientific method better than scientists

    https://reason.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/b49101a8-ad23-44dc-9500-ecec551c08b8.pdf This was unexpected. In a 55 page decision from the Superior Court of DC, the judge said the following. The scientist litigator, and his expert witnesses said: It seems to me that the judge gets it, and...
  4. F

    How to Judge the Linearity of a Dependent Current/Voltage Source

    How can we evaluate the linearity of a dependent voltage/current source? Components like resistors are easy to deal with because they always obey a linear equation. Dependent sources are more complicated because their voltage/current relationships depends on other parameters within the circuit.
  5. N

    How to judge the singularity of a matrix in numerical method?

    Summary: different methods give different results. They are not consistent. Summary: different methods give different results. They are not consistent. I use two different methods to detect whether a matrix is singular. The result of calculating the determinant of a 9-order square matrix is...
  6. B

    MHB Calculating Gadsden Diving Championship Judge Scorecard Distributions

    In the Gadsden Diving Championships there is a panel of three judges. There are 12 scorecards with the numbers 1-12 on them, which are distributed so that each judge has four. After the diver has performed their routine, the judges each hold up a score card, and the diver's score is the sum of...
  7. Grands

    It is not impolite and rude to judge people?

    Hi guys. What's your opinion on people that judge the choices of other people? I personally think that is rude to have the assumption you know what someone else you should do to have a better life. There were many times people told me what in their opinion I should do, and what I shouldn't...
  8. F

    Why is my virtual judge solution giving me wrong answers?

    << Mentor Note -- Posts edited to add code tags for better readability >> Hello everyone- The vjudge problem link is: http://www.lightoj.com/volume_showproblem.php?problem=1006 My solution is: #include <iostream> using namespace std; long long int arr[10001]; long long int a,b,c,d,e,f...
  9. davenn

    Man Gets Selected To Be A Judge At A Chili Cook-Off: A Hilarious Account

    Man Get's Selected To Be A Judge At A Chili Cook-Off. This Is Hilarious. This is an actual account as relayed to paramedics at a chili cook-off in New Mexico. "Recently, I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chili cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment and I...
  10. T

    This algorithm can judge “creativity” in art like an expert

  11. T

    Schools How do graduate schools judge part time graduate applications

    Basically part-time graduate students are paying their own way through grad school. At the least they probably aren't receiving much if any assistance from the university. Because of this, are university departments less strict on the criteria for admitting a part-time student? If i put...
  12. J

    Can a Robot Make Unbiased Court Judgements?

    Feed all the laws into it and the robot and let the robot make unbiased judgements. Are human feelings necessary for a good court judgement? At least the first level judgement could be by a computer. If there is a dispute, it could be escalated to a higher human judge. Thoughts?
  13. C

    Please judge my statistics knowledge based on the following mind map

    How bad is my statistics knowledge based on the following mind map? Any concepts which aren't bold are the concepts that I know; the bold ones are the ones I'm currently learning. The mind map in question: http://i.imgur.com/4He3f.png What should I learn next based on my current...
  14. M

    Please help me to judge whether a 'random' draw was fixed

    40 teams are taking place in a knock-out competition in which there is no seeding. They all have rankings determined by previous performance. The pairings are decided by a completely random draw, e.g. all the team names are put in a hat and drawn by a neutral party. What are the chances of the...
  15. 2

    Samsung tablet not 'cool' says UK judge

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18773690 So apparently Samsung hasn't violated Apple's iPad patents. I beg to differ with the judge's ruling however in that the Samsung is much better value (cooler) than the iPad...as with all Apple products IIRC. If, however, "coolness" is often...
  16. C

    News Judge Frees Muslim Assailant Because His Religion Said to Attack

    http://www.thenewamerican.com/opinion/selwyn-duke/10998-pa-court-muslim-judge-uses-sharia-law-to-free-muslim-assailant LINK This is very troubling I think if all of it is true.
  17. sankalpmittal

    Is THIS really the correct way to judge math and science talent ?

    After a lot of thoughts , I quite agree that the present system which the world has adopted say NOTHING about the math and science talent ! Do you people really think those ... umm Math and science Olympiads say something about your knowledge in math and science ? I don't think so ! I...
  18. S

    PA Judge Sentenced to Prison for Kickbacks from Jail Facility

    A 61 year old judge in Pennsylvania was sentenced to prison for taking kickbacks from a "for profit" jail facility. He was one of two judges convicted for giving jail time to mostly young offenders found guilty of relatively minor offenses for the purpose, at least in part, of earning his...
  19. T

    News Federal Judge Strikes Down Part of Obamacare Law

    This is breaking, and completely unexpected (by me, that is). The lower courts haven't tried to limit Congress' authority under Commerce since the New Deal, as far as I know. It is now within the realm of possibility that Congress may have finally overstepped its tolerable authority in the...
  20. Evo

    4-Year-Old Can Be Sued, Judge Rules in Bike Case

    So, what kind of judgement could they get against a 4 year old? Can they get a judgement against future income? Put the careless kid in reform school? The article makes it sound like the judge feels the child intentionally or carelessly rammed her bike into the old woman, which may have...
  21. S

    News US judge cites Sharia Law in decision

    In a recent case in New Jersey, a judge cited the husband's religion in a case where his wife asserted she was raped by her husband and was seeking a protective order. Contrary to some reports, the judge did not say the husband was legally entitled to sexual relations with his wife against her...
  22. K

    How to judge whether a space has the fixed-point property?

    I just learned the Brouwer fixed-point theorem of dimention 1 and 2.But the exercises make me sad,I can't solve them. Suppose X and Y are of the same homotopy type and X has the fixed-point property.Does Y also have it?
  23. K

    Can a Bullet Shot from a Gun on a Moving Plane Exceed 1000km/h?

    Hello. A friend of mine stated the following; If you stand on top of a moving plane (v=1000km/h) and shoot a bullet from a gun (muzzle velocity under normal conditions = 1000km/h) in the same direction that the plane is moving. He claims that the bullet will not leave the gun or if it does only...
  24. T

    Criminal's Statement to Avoid Prison Sentence

    I got a good one for y'all A criminal was to be sentenced, and the judge told him, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to four years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to six years in prison." After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go...
  25. Loren Booda

    History How will history judge President George W. Bush?

    The last time I asked this question on PF was a year and a half ago, I believe. It was suggested back then that I wait to post this until further along into his second term. Well, here we are: how will history judge President George W. Bush?
  26. S

    Is Your Website Design Effective for Spreading Awareness on Diseases?

    I've made a website for teh doors to diplomacy competition. Its on spreading awareness on diseases. URL: http://www.lifeonthedge.com/" there is a 1.4 MB intro. Please judge it and point out any places needing improvement.
  27. Cyrus

    The Metro Voice Debate: Could You Be the Judge?

    I don't like the new voice of Metro, BOO! :mad: http://www.nbc4.com/news/6656938/detail.html I will miss you old voice. :redface: Could you imagine being a judge for such nonsense? LOL
  28. marcus

    Text of Judge Jones decision (good style and interesting to read)

    Pharyngula has some exerpts from Jones Dover school board decision that impressed me as well and truly written: http://pharyngula.org/index/weblog/comments/the_bottom_line_in_dover/ http://pharyngula.org/index/weblog/comments/unconstitutional_to_teach_id/ in case these links are slow (lot...
  29. W

    Why do we judge time by light?

    I have been trying to figure this out in my head and I just can’t make sense of it. Why don’t we use matter, i.e. an oscillating spring, to keep track of the rate of time? I know light has a constant velocity in all reference frames, but does that make it a better source for an accurate rate...
  30. Gokul43201

    News Bush Nominates Judge Samuel Alito to US Supreme Court

  31. O

    News John Roberts Baseball Umpire or Supreme Court Judge?

    Just watched some of the John Roberts hearing. Made simplistic analogy of the proposed position being like the umpire at a baseball game. To paraphrase: "to call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat". Key points I heard from his speech: (which was basically a canned interview speech as...
  32. Loren Booda

    Is It Ethical to Judge Strangers Without Understanding Their Context?

    How many times have you found yourself silently blaming, labeling or demeaning a total stranger whom either you pass on the street or otherwise not had the opportunity to "walk a mile in his/her moccasins"? Is it natural or ethical to suspect those to whom we are unaccustomed? (Kinda reminds...
  33. Saint

    What is your yardstick to judge someone?

    If you want to measure the length of something, you need a Frame of Reference (yardstick) to refer to, which must have a standard calibration up to the acceptable accuracy. When you judge someone- his personality, his opinions, what is the yardstick you use against him? How do you know...
  34. marcus

    GammaRayBursts as standard candles to judge dark energy

    this was a new post today http://arxiv.org/astro-ph/0401244 it is still just a germinal idea remember in 1998 type IA supernovae were used as a standard candle and the luminosity-distances of them at various redshifts pointed to the existence of dark energy or cosmological constant...
  35. Ivan Seeking

    News Jury Duty: Voting Your Conscience, Not the Judge

    Some years ago I became aware of a movement to inform citizens that as a juror, and regarding one's vote in that capacity for guilt or innocence, one is not bound by some instructions that may be given by the presiding judge in that trial. Example: When the judge tells the jury to ignore...
  36. B

    News Will Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore be removed from the bench?

    Judge Suspended Yes! As an atheist I say: "WE SHALL OVERCOME" Everyone keep tuned to the news because they're going to rip the monument out and haul it away to the dump, and the religious nuts are saying they're going to riot. This will be better than Springer :) Like Sinead said...