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First Principles: Judges Minds Should Not Be Distracted With Jarring Interests; They Should Not Be Dependent Upon Any Man, Or Body of Men

“[Judges’] minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men.” – John Adams (1776) Turning to violence and threats to impose the will of some over a majority of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Judges, Therefore Should Be Always Men of Learning and Experience In the Laws, of Exemplary Morals, Great Patience, Calmness, Coolness and Attention

“Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or … Continue reading

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