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# A distinguished British judge, Justice Upton, said that whether

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A distinguished British judge, Justice Upton, said that whether some administrative decision by a government minister is reasonable “is a question that judges, by their training and experience, should be well-equipped to answer, or else there would be something badly wrong with the legal system, and there is little reason to suppose that there is.”

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the conclusion of Justice Upton’s argument?

(A) There is nothing much wrong with the legal system.
(B) Judges should be given a greater part in administrative decision making.
(C) Judges are qualified to decide upon the reasonableness of a government minister’s administrative decision.
(D) If something were badly wrong with the legal system, judges would be ill-equipped to determine whether a government minister’s decisions are reasonable.
(E) If judges are well-equipped to determine whether an administrative decision is reasonable, there is not anything badly wrong with the legal system.

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16 Jan 2019, 03:59
A distinguished British judge, Justice Upton, said that whether some administrative decision by a government minister is reasonable “is a question that judges, by their training and experience, should be well-equipped to answer, or else there would be something badly wrong with the legal system, and there is little reason to suppose that there is.”

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the conclusion of Justice Upton’s argument?

(A) There is nothing much wrong with the legal system.
(B) Judges should be given a greater part in administrative decision making.
(C) Judges are qualified to decide upon the reasonableness of a government minister’s administrative decision.
(D) If something were badly wrong with the legal system, judges would be ill-equipped to determine whether a government minister’s decisions are reasonable.
(E) If judges are well-equipped to determine whether an administrative decision is reasonable, there is not anything badly wrong with the legal system.

IMO c ; reiterates the inference of the argument ;
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22 Jan 2019, 05:02
A distinguished British judge, Justice Upton, said that whether some administrative decision by a government minister is reasonable “is a question that judges, by their training and experience, should be well-equipped to answer, or else there would be something badly wrong with the legal system, and there is little reason to suppose that there is.”

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the conclusion of Justice Upton’s argument?

"if judges are not well-equipped to determine whether a government minister’s decisions are reasonable, then there would be something badly wrong with the legal system"

(A) There is nothing much wrong with the legal system. - incorrect; This is not the overall point of the argument. The judge is not saying .., therefore, "there is nothing much wrong with the legal system." That just happens to be the last thing he says. In fact, there is no supporting evidence for (A) at all.
(B) Judges should be given a greater part in administrative decision making. - out of scope
(C) Judges are qualified to decide upon the reasonableness of a government minister’s administrative decision. - Correct
(D) If something were badly wrong with the legal system, judges would be ill-equipped to determine whether a government minister’s decisions are reasonable.- incorrect - this reverses the sufficient and the necessary in the condition
(E) If judges are well-equipped to determine whether an administrative decision is reasonable, there is not anything badly wrong with the legal system. - incorrect - the argument tells us the about scenario in which judges are not well-equipped.

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