Ferris McCormick wrote:[Tue Jun 07 2005, 08:26:23AM EDT]
> Personally, if I were on an appeals panel hearing a case I
> had previously investigated, I'd have trouble putting aside opinions I
> had formed during the appeals process (but I emphasise this is related
> to my own personal makeup).
It's not just your personal makeup. It's human nature. Some people
are better at compartmentalizing than others, but anybody would be
affected to some extent by bias formed during investigation.
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