Secondly, judges should not make sweeping generalizations, unsupported by empirical data or evidence. Such statements raise apprehensions about the neutrality and impartiality of judges- values that are crucial to the very survival of the justice system. The authority of courts rests on sustained public confidence in its impartiality and integrity. Impartiality is a state of mind or attitude, not just in relation to the parties of a particular case, but also in relation to the issues before the Court. It connotes absence or bias, both real and perceived. It is true that judges are human and not infallible, but the office they hold is one of public trust demanding high standards and it their responsibility to ensure that they always strive to diminish any perceived impartiality by their conduct. … [Read more...] about Can Judges Use Court As A Platform To Voice Personal Views?
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"They're trying to discredit the investigation rather than dealing with any substance," said Cardin."We all bring our own views and biases into our work. That's normal. If it interviews with our judgment, that is a different matter, but there is no evidence that he did anything to compromise the investigation itself." … [Read more...] about Cardin: No Evidence Strzok’s Personal Views Affected FBI Duties
“For those who think we are wasting time in this committee, suppose all of this had been said about candidate Obama before he was elected, or even more topical, about Hillary Clinton while she was running in the same election,” he said. “The American people hope you will understand that this investigation goes to the very heart of our system of justice, one that is supposed to be fair and treat everyone equally under the law.” … [Read more...] about Facing intense GOP criticism, FBI’s Strzok says personal views didn’t impact decisions
Cohen’s lawyers issued a statement saying the judge “will vigorously defend himself against allegations which infringe on the ability of judges to perform their duties in an independent manner.” A judge since 1991, Cohen has scored high in local bar surveys, with top marks for knowledge and application of the law, according to the Palm Beach Post. … [Read more...] about Ethics Complaint Accuses Judge of Using Bench to Espouse Personal Views About ‘Irrelevant Matters’
In 2016, Trump claimed his largest margin of victory in West Virginia. Looking ahead to the general election, Manchin – who has held elected office in West Virginia for the better part of three decades – has a huge financial advantage over Morrisey after easily winning the Democratic primary. But he’s expected to face the most difficult re-election campaign of his career. … [Read more...] about Blankenship to seek Senate seat as 3rd-party candidate