Vol 55 No 2

Respecting Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law

I recently had the honor of speaking at the investiture of Hon. Mark S. Norris at the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee in Memphis. It was such a privilege to share the stage with dignitaries such as Governor Bill Haslam, Senator Lamar Alexander, Justice Holly Kirby, and many others. While I was sitting on the stage with all of these individuals, one part of an executive branch of government, another part of a legislative branch, and the third part of a judicial branch, I started to think about what an important role the judiciary plays in our society.

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