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Will Ignorance & Partisan Election of Judges Undermine Public Trust in the Judiciary?
Daedalus
  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bruce W. Hardy, University of Pennsylvania
Document Type
Journal Article
Date of this Version
1-1-2008
DOI
10.1162/daed.2008.137.4.11
Abstract
The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited Constitution. By a limited Constitution, I understand one which contains certain specified exceptions to the legislative authority; such, for instance, as that it shall pass no bills of attainder, no ex post facto laws, and the like. Limitations of this kind can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations.
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Citation Information
Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Bruce W. Hardy. "Will Ignorance & Partisan Election of Judges Undermine Public Trust in the Judiciary?" Daedalus Vol. 137 Iss. 4 (2008) p. 11 - 15
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bruce_hardy/2/