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United States
May 16, 2008 9:08am CST
Jail for Judges? What a concept! Perhaps, only in America? Sure, we all get irritated with judges, but if an extra-legal methodology was established to punish judges with jail and removal of their immunity from civil suit, would anyone be willing to be a judge? After all, judges fully realize there is always some lawyer who will take any case and make any specious legal arguement, as long as there is a client willing to pay. Even honest judges would be constantly harrassed if there was a JAIL4JUDGES type intiative passed. True there is a serious problem with the judicary, but is JAIL4JUDGES the answer? What do you say?
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Hmm! Interesting idea. Didn't seem likely based on what I was reading, but still a fascinating concept. I do wonder if this did come to pass, would it change anything at all with some rogue judges. The only other thought that comes to mind is furthering the lawyer craze in the nation. Its already bad enough, I can see this as more fuel to that fire.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Speaking of the lawyer craze, did you know the ABA wants to do away with the traditional jury system? Instead of ordinary citizens for the jury, they want a panel of qualified lawyers. Egads... imagine the corruption and guilty S.O.B.'s getting off. It boggles the mind.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
27 Jun 08
O_o Okay, I've just lost more faith in "justice" and the legal system. I think I need a drink. Its a bit early, but it is the weekend though. Thanks for the heads up Red, before I forget.
@Destiny007 (5819)
• United States
16 May 08
Anytime a body has immunity it can become corrupt and answerable to no one. That is why we see decisions such as that ridiculous charade from California concerning gay marriage. If there is no legal recourse for those who would abuse their power and legislate from the bench then an extralegal method of dealing with these individuals becomes necessary. There have been many instances where laws and rights have been erroneously violated by activist judges... prayer in school... separation of church and state {no such thing}... and abortion to name just a few. There has to be a way to ensure that judges be held accountable for their decisions, laws that they trample on, and the political decisions of the people that they so regularly ignore. When the rule of law is ignored, then mob rule will prevail... and I personally have no problem with yanking a judge off the bench, dragging them into the street, and administering mob justice for the crimes these judges commit. Either we have a way to see justice done, or we take justice into our own hands. The will of the people will prevail, one way or the other.
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• United States
16 May 08
I'm surprised at how this topic has not been covered in the national news. I agree we need better accountability for judges. I agree the will of the people will be done. Sometimes, it just takes a long time!
• United States
16 May 08
I am surprised as well. There has been a growing dissatisfaction with activist judges and bench legislation for a long time, yet there seems to be now real venue for addressing that issue. Until your post, I was not aware than anyone had even tried to do anything about it... and to be honest, I really don't know what can be done without changing the laws to some extent. The closest I can think of would be to have some sort of impeachment or recall proceedings in order to get rid of undesirable judges.
@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
18 May 08
Judges are the whipping boy for politician. Conservatives rail against Liberal judges, Liberals rail against Conservative judges. A judge is just that a judge. He or she interpret law however they fell it should be interpreted. Most judges are politically appointed so they will have a political agenda. Even when they are elected they will still have a political agenda, just as every other politician. No judges should not be thrown in jail just because someone does not like their ruling. If they commetted a crime sure but that is not what these people are wanting to do.
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• United States
18 May 08
Yes, it does look as if Jail 4 Judges is too much emotion and not enough logic. This was voted on in one state, and was soundly defeated. Something needs to be done, just not this.
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