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Posted by: Barry Kolar on May 20, 2013
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The courts are different from the other two branches of government – Members of the legislative branch and the executive branch promise to lead us and to support various policies if elected. Executives and lawmakers depend on their constituents for support and direction. But judges are different from politicians. Judges do not owe their only allegiance to a block of voters. They owe allegiance to our state and national constitution and the statutes and orders which follow those documents. Courts don’t decide who is right or wrong based on a vote of the electorate. Courts decide based on the law and the facts. In order to render fair and unbiased justice, the courts must remain our least political branch of government.

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