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Clueless Trump judicial nominee flunks basic legal knowledge, withdraws: Could a similar judicial appointments process be a good idea in India?

A video of Donald Trump’s nominee for US federal court judgeship getting grilled by a Republican senator, who is an ex-law professor, and failing to answer basic question of law has gone viral, resulting in Matthew Peterson withdrawing his name from contention.

See the rather amusing video below, via the BBC.

While India’s Supreme Court collegium has made moves in being a bit more transparent in its appointments, wouldn't it be great if it could conduct and publish similar video interviews of Indian judicial hopefuls? Then again, preferably parliamentarians wouldn't be involved (which would likely make the process ridiculously political), but fellow senior judges very well could get carry out such an exercise.

Or, in light of the huge number of judicial vacancies, would the process take too long and too few future judges would pass the tests? And would it make the judiciary lose far too much of its mystery in the process?

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