Monday, November 06, 2006

Judicial Intimidation

Jurist recently had an article discussing claims that there is increasingly a climate of judical intimidation in this country, asserted by individuals including Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

The article discussed Amendment E in South Dakota sponsored by a group called J.A.I.L. for Judges. These people are a bunch of nutcases.

I'm happy to report that 89% of South Dakotans voted against this measure. The defeat of the anti-abortion amendment is getting all of the press, but I think the defeat of E also shows that South Dakotans, while being quite conservative, aren't totally crazy.

More troubling is the recent wave of attacks and murders of judges throughout the country, but that's more evidence of a systemic breakdown in civility and respect for the institution of law.

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