Defending Justice: Essays on judicial independence
On behalf of the ABA Standing Committee on the American Judicial System and the ABA Journal, we are pleased to initiate a collection of essays on the broad subject of “Judicial Independence” for Journal readers and the general public.
Over the next several months, we will publish thoughtful pieces written by lawyers, judges, and others that delve into various subtopics of judicial independence, including such characteristics as fairness, impartiality, access to justice, and adherence to the rule of law.
As the essays are published, we expect you may strongly support the premises of some and disagree with others. We have no doubt the full collection of these essays will cause you to marvel at the wonders of our American Judicial System, its enviable status in the world, and its willingness to honestly assess faults and deficiencies and make corrections whenever possible.
We urge you to make weekly visits to this site to view each newly published essay and consider submitting your comments in response to an essay whenever you are moved to do so.
Judge Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. (Ret.)
Chair, Standing Committee on the American Judicial System
Editor and Publisher, ABA Journal