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Why Should We Care About Independent and Accountable Judges?

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Publication Date: September 2000

Publisher(s): Brennan Center for Justice

Author(s): Bruce Fein; Burt Neuborne

Topic: Justice (Courts and judicial power)

Keywords: Democracy; Fair Courts; Independence & Accountability

Type: Report


This essay was drafted jointly by conservative columnist Bruce Fein and progressive law professor Burt Neuborne. The successful collaboration on this article proves that judicial independence is not an issue of the right or the left, but is rather a core constitutional value that individuals of all political stripes should be eager to embrace and to defend.