The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 2 - The 365 Prohibitions of the Tora
284 - APPOINTING AN UNLEARNED JUDGE
This prohibition is directed only to one who has the right to appoint judges in Israel.
The Sifre says: “You are not to say: ‘I will appoint so-and-so a judge because he is handsome, or because he is rich, or because he is my relative, or because he has lent me money, or because he knows many languages.’ If you do that, the result will be that he will acquit the guilty and condemn the innocent, not because he is wicked, but because he lacks knowledge. It is for this reason that Scripture says: You shall not show partiality in judgment.”*