Ok, let's put this another way:
Am I allowed to burn some cannabis flavour incense at the local pub?
Would I be allowed to drink 30 units before making a half decent decision?
Does tossing a coin when negating a dichotomy produce a morally positive decision?
Here's the crux - should anybody pay the judge? If they do he might base his judgement on the pretense that he will be paid for any decision, then he might be thinking of the brandy he is going to buy with the money he gets paid when he brings down his hammer, so his judgement is impaired by the fact that he is employed.
A grand (1 000) per second, backdated to 01.02.1947
While we're here; this troppo impaired judge means that the only person who can make a logical decision is a 'jury'. And they're impaired, obviously, otherwise they would use their knowledge of the law to avoid sitting in a dusty room with a bunch of strangers trying to decide whether 11 came before 9 or the other way round...