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The War on State Courts

Big money pouring in for judicial elections.  Legislators slashing court funding and trying to eliminate judges.

That might sound like the state of things here in North Carolina, but as discussed in this ABA Journal piece, the war on state courts is being waged in plenty of places across the country.

Says former ABA President Stephen Zack:

The legislature would very much like legislative supremacy, but our Constitution requires judicial supremacy. It’s an inherent conflict that makes our democracy work. Our judiciary tells the legislature when they can’t do what they want to do. As a result [of the conflict] we have legislators, instead of deferring to the judiciary as a co-equal branch of government, treating the judiciary like an agency—as if it were a library or another bridge project—and that’s not what it is.

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