Humphrey: Political Pressure Creates Danger of Judicial Bias

In an opinion piece yesterday, Knoxnews writer Tom Humphrey suggests that political pressure from the state legislature is “creating a judicial bias for cases to be decided whichever way the majority of legislators want them decided.” Whether the judges are Republicans or Democrats, “probably” does not matter, he says and cites three examples of how the legislature is impacting decisions “on a bipartisan basis.”

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