MBA President: 'Law Rules' Initiative is Vital Civics Lesson - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 20, 2012

Memphis Bar Association (MBA) President Gary K. Smith writes in the Commercial Appeal this week that too many Americans have lost an appreciation for and proper understanding of the importance of an independent judiciary. He says, "Many seem to think that an independent judiciary means that judges are free to legislate from the bench in accord with their personal whims. But the rule of law does not work that way. All judicial rulings are measured by principles such as adherence to precedent and ultimately by the U.S. Constitution." To improve public understanding of these issues, the MBA is undertaking a major initiative this year called "Law Rules: The Importance of the American Legal System." Read Smith's guest column here