Judicial Independence

, New York Law Journal

Alex Pangourelias, a junior at Bayside High School, Queens, and the grand prize winner of the annual essay contest on judicial independence sponsored by the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the New York City Department of Education and the New York Law Journal, writes: In order to preserve democracy in the United States the judicial system needs to enforce justice fairly, impartially, and with strict adherence to the law and the U.S. Constitution. This is precisely how our forefathers meant for the judicial system to effectively work in a democratic society.

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