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Retired Supreme Court Justice worries about courts’ autonomy

Retired Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, said at a gathering on November 3, that she fears judges are under growing political attack nationwide. O’Connor stressed that unhappiness with judges today is at an intense level. She also stressed that the judiciary is the weakest of the three branches of government and therefore, it’s independence needs to be protected. Since she believes the executive and legislative branches have become the attackers, citizens will have to be the defenders of the judiciary, with lawyers taking the lead.

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