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Repointing the Constitution, by Justice Janice Rogers Brown

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Is being honest all that is needed in a judge?

Is being honest all that is needed in a judge?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP It is not enough that honest men are appointed judges. All know the influence of interest on the mind of man, and how unconsciously his judgment is warped by that influence. To this bias add that of the esprit de corps, of their peculiar maxim and creed that "it is the office of a good judge to enlarge his [...]

Are judges answerable to anyone?

Are judges answerable to anyone?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP But there was another amendment of which none of us thought at the time and in the omission of which lurks the germ that is to destroy ... our judges are effectually independent of the nation. But this ought not to be ... I deem it indispensable to the continuance of this government that they should be submitted to [...]

It is good, but it is not enough.

It is good, but it is not enough.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP This Convention met at Philadelphia on the 25th. of May '87. It sate with closed doors and kept all it's proceedings secret, until it's dissolution on the 17th. of September, when the results of their labors were published all together. I received a copy early in November, and read and contemplated it's provisions [...]

What will herding cats do to you? Part 3

What will herding cats do to you? Part 3

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP They have taken two of our vessels, and I fear will ask such a tribute for a forbearance of their piracies as the U.S. would be unwilling to pay. When this idea comes across my mind, my faculties are absolutely suspended between indignation and impotence. Source: To Nathanael Greene, Jan. 12, 1785  Patrick [...]

How do you herd cats? Part 2

How do you herd cats? Part 2

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … nothing was now wanting to bring it into direct and formal consideration, but the assent of our government … I communicated to them the favorable prospect of protecting our commerce from the Barbary depredations … however it was expected they would contribute a frigate, and it's expenses to be in constant [...]

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