| ANALYSIS: Critics of judges are raising the temperature: legitimate, or dangerous?

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Judges thus function on the political plane, not in a party political sense, but because they exercise public authority.

Judicial accountability As a branch of government, the courts must naturally be accountable for the exercise of their power. The means of achieving their accountability must be balanced against their necessary independence.

Accountability is achieved by judges sitting in open court and through their work being critically analysed through the media and the legal profession.

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