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In any situation where decisions need to be made by humans, either individually or as a group, it has been my experience that it is best for the decision makers to have a broad range of experiences, knowledge, and exposures. In a group like a panel of judges, assuming we draw from a pool of highly qualified candidates, having people from varying cultures, classes, geographies, genders, etc, seems like a good goal. But depending on our specific knowledge of the people involved, this may not be the only criterion. My goal would not be specifically for judges to match the population they serve, but to have the collective wisdom to make just decisions under the law.
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