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Why would the founding fathers not have requirements for judges, why are they appointed and not elected?

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    The founding fathers wanted wise judges -- and wisdom doesn't necessarily come with degrees. Besides, the only requirements for any public office is citizenship and a minimum age. If judges were elected, it was feared, they might favor people who helped them get elected. By being appointed, it was hoped that the judges would be wise and impartial.

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