Judges Are Not Politicians
Updated: Jun 26
Two recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court once again highlight the strength and independence of America’s legal system.
For the past few years, we have heard consistently that judges appointed by presidents of either political party would invariably be forever prejudiced one way. This is a refrain heard at almost every level of the court system.
The decisions on DACA and LGBTQ rights show that despite what many pundits think they know about the law and politics, politics does not always carry the day in our courts. No one is perfect, but in America judges typically follow the law in deciding cases and controversies, even if sometimes we disagree with their interpretations of the law.
These two decisions show that the rule of law still matters in America. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap - let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primmers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice."
As an attorney based out of Greenville, but working in every corner of South Carolina, I can tell you that whether in criminal or civil court, the rule of law is applied. The question is do you have a lawyer who can put the rule of law to work for you? If you want that lawyer, call me.