Sunday, May 25, 2014

Two retired state justices condemn courts facing bullying and intimidation by politicians and partisans, say

"Two retired state justices are condemning an “atmosphere of bullying” that threatens the independence of the nation’s courts.
Writing for the Washington Post, retired chief justices Ruth McGregor of Arizona and Randall Shepard of Indiana cite some examples.
In Oklahoma, the supreme court dissolved its stay of execution for Clayton Lockett after the governor said she would disregard the court’s ruling and a legislator introduced a resolution to impeach the five justices who voted for the stay. (The governor had claimed the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals had jurisdiction, rather than the Oklahoma Supreme Court.)"  More.

Originally posted May 20, 2014 7:44 AM CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss
in ABA Journal

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