Third Branch of Government: Judiciary

March 7, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Judiciary | Leave a comment
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Mrs. Nettie Hunt, sitting on steps of Supreme Court, holding newspaper, explaining to her daughter Nikie the meaning of the Supreme Courts decision banning school segregation.  1954.

Mrs. Nettie Hunt, sitting on steps of Supreme Court, holding newspaper, explaining to her daughter Nikie the meaning of the Supreme Court's decision banning school segregation. 1954.

PERRspectives has up a post about the dangerous right-wing war on the United States Justice system that you should go read.

On Tuesday, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote OurCourts.org, her new online civics education project. But while O’Connor’s goal is to counter alarming statistics including “only a third of Americans can name the three branches of government,” her understandable motivation was the growing right-wing war on American judges. After all, amidst the incendiary rhetoric of John Cornyn, Tom Delay and other conservative leaders, Justice O’Connor was among those receiving death threats.

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