Using psychometrics in the judicial selection process

This morning a longtime member of the CBA Ethics Committee, Chip Dewey, kindly sent me a link to a TimesOnline article about the use of psychometrics in the judicial selection process in some parts of Europe. Chip wrote: “Wick I thought this article might be something you and the rest of the committte might enjoy. The Europeans have come unhinged. Chip”

So now we (some of us) and the Europeans (some of them) have something in common:  beng unhinged when it comes to selecting judges –  the Europeans for using psychometrics in the judicial selection process and us for electing judges.  Which do you think serves the administration of justice better?  (Hint:  trick question).