Judging a judge

An ACLU attorney argues his case in front of judges of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a San Francisco courtroom on Sept. 22, 2003.

An unqualified federal judge is a serious problem.

In the most rudimentary civics class you’ll learn that a strong and fair judicial branch is critical to our democracy, creating a check that limits the powers of the federal government. To fulfill this role, the judiciary must be filled with fair-minded, learned and honorable men and women.

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