QUESTION TEXT: The passage suggests that if judges are required…
DISCUSSION: The final paragraph covers the proposal for written reasons. You should reread that before answering the question (or skim it). That will let you move through the answers much faster.
- Actually, the author says judges could be biased if they provide written reasons. However the bias will not matter if the reasons are legally sound. See lines 45-48.
- CORRECT. The final paragraph pretty much says this. See lines 46-48. Those lines say that if people can’t spot errors, then there’s no problem. This implies that it would be possible to find faulty reasoning, because bad reasoning is a problem.
- Not so. Written reasons could conceal the real reasoning, but the author doesn’t say this will usually happen.
- Who knows what the public will think? The author never mentions the public.
- The author suggests this is less likely. The written reasons, if legally sound, will help a judge show that there were no ill effects from bias.
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