Colorado Newsline: The need for the judicial branch of government to preserve its integrity exceeds that of any other public institution.
The activities of legislative and executive bodies can have profound effects on people’s lives. But courts pass judgment. They have the power to deny individuals of their freedom. They decide grave matters of property, family and crime, and their activities spring most immediately from society’s core ethics, a quality reflected in the ceremony of court proceedings.
If members of the public are to accept the legitimacy of the court system, they must have trust in the personal character of its officers and the culture of its offices. But in Colorado, the integrity of the judicial branch is in doubt.
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