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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Feb 12, 2019

"In recent years, it seems as though attacks on the judiciary have increased, while the public’s understanding of the role of the judiciary has dwindled," TBA President Jason Pannu writes in his February column. "Our judiciary is increasingly facing criticism at both the state and federal levels. Judicial independence is a fundamental principle of our democracy. The independence of the judiciary must not ever be up for negotiation, because an independent judiciary protects all citizens." Pannu points out that by defending the independence of the judiciary, the TBA must remain non-partisan in all respects. "Regardless of your political views, protection for the rule of law is not a partisan issue. Likewise, respect for the independence and authority of the judiciary and the proper separation of powers are not partisan issues."