Sunday, January 15, 2006

Latest commentary from Judge Humphrey

Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Robert Humphrey has this commentary titled Colonial Vestige: Anglo-American System Requires Competent Judges, Lawyers, Juries in today's Richmond paper.

He says in part:

"Judges must be selected and retained based on their knowledge of the law and an even-handed demeanor in enforcing it; the bench and bar must insist that lawyers conduct themselves professionally and quickly and firmly sanction those who do not; and, finally, citizens must be willing to take their obligation to serve on juries seriously. Our society depends on these things because the only alternatives to a vibrant and effective court system are anarchy and violence."

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