Do you want the "court of public opinion" running our judicial system?
Is this court elected, appointed, hired or what? What did the media dream up this time? Public pressure has no place in our court system i.e. Casey Anthony- Trayvon Martin, etc. Elected officials are being blackmailed at the polls to make decisions to please the public rather than those that are in the law books. Decisions that are popular rather than right. The public elects these people to do a job. Let them do it without interference.
Courts are made up of people, who are, in most cases, appointed by politicians who are elected. Do you recall Plessy vs. Ferguson upholding "separate but equal" as constitutional? Or the Supreme Court rubber stamping the Patriot Act?
Blind adherence to institutional authority only serves to exacerbate the problem. Courts and police are not above immoral behavior, and, at least in a democracy, when a decision or ruling is so egregious it defies rationality, there is a chance at changing the situation, rather than just having to accept what authority figures tell us is and isn't so.
Should Courts be separate from politics? It's impossible for them to be. It's a myth that there ever was a complete separation.
by gonzo1001 8 years ago
what rights do illegal aliens have in the judicial system
by Annie 7 years ago
Do you trust the American Judicial system?Something is not right, the guilty is being set free> and the innocent is locked up.. what is going on.....Who is failing us? should we trust the laws or invested in the Lawyers?
by Ralph Schwartz 3 weeks ago
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by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
bankrupting the United States? Before the advent of mass welfare, people worked and made their way in life. No job was too degrading to do as long as it put food on the table, clothes on one's back, and a house to live in. People were PROUD and GLAD to work and be independent! The advent of...
by ngureco 7 years ago
Should Judges Be Elected or Appointed?
by Dianna Taylor Fobbs 4 years ago
With some of the shootings coming from the police lately I really don't know how i feel especially coming from a police family. My father, uncles, some aunts are and were policemen. It really is getting bad
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