In court you sometimes suspect this
Posted by: Kristopher at January 23, 2011 12:38 PM
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Justice will never occur on Earth among humans.
Judges don't know their place and have highly inflated ideas of their importance.
"For, whenever a question arises between the society at large and any magistrate vested with powers originally delegated by that society, it must be decided by the voice of the society itself: there is not upon earth any other tribunal to resort to."
Sir William Blackstone, Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, Book I, Chp3, pg.205/6
Judges need to recognize that they have absolutely no authority that does not come from the people and no authority to overrider the people.
Posted by: fwb at January 24, 2011 11:39 AM