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BRIA 14 2

Bill of Rights in Action
Spring 1998 (14:2)

Independence of the Judiciary

One of the basic tenets of our democracy is that the judiciary should be independent and not subject to political influences. This Bill of Rights in Action focuses on issues related to judicial independence. The first article examines the process of advice and consent for appointments to the federal judiciary, including Supreme Court appointments. The second article explores the role voters should play in state judicial elections. The final article traces the sometimes turbulent history of our independent federal judiciary.

U.S. Government: An Issue of Consent

U.S. Government: Judges and Voters

U.S. History: An Independent Judiciary   

This issue of the Bill of Rights in Action is made possible by a generous grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.