The justice system must stop making fun of itself
History has something to say to today’s Supreme Court.
In 1924, Lord Hewart, Lord Chief Justice of England, said: “Justice must not only be done, but must also be seen to be done.
In 2019, the Code of Conduct for American Judges stated that “an independent and honorable judiciary is essential to justice in our society”.
Much earlier, in the 1800s, stare decisis was declared; that is, the doctrine that courts will adhere to precedent in making their decisions. Thus, a law passed by Congress and signed by the President must remain law. No militant or regressive court can revoke the right to vote of African Americans without violating its own practice of law.
A recognized element of precedent is consistency. A black woman in Texas who has voted her entire life should not have had her vote denied by Texas and the whim of the Roberts court.
A 2022 Gallup poll tells us the Supreme Court has a record approval rating. Conservative judges are hurt by the accusations. Notoriously silent Justice Thomas said, “The Supreme Court is not partisan hacks. Money given to Ginni Thomas for lobbying, amicus briefs, corporate lobbying?
History and public opinion today demand that Justice Thomas sit anywhere but the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States. The “judicial” system must stop making a fool of itself. Injustice is acid on the fabric of society.