How do federal judges have an effect on particular person rights day by day, even for individuals who might by no means enter a courtroom?
Ten federal judges reply the query within the new video “Courtroom Shorts: A Truthful and Neutral Judiciary,” produced in celebration of Constitution Day, on Sept. 17, discussing their dedication to impartiality, the Structure, and the rule of regulation.
The seven-minute video addresses six questions on how judges apply the regulation in an even-handed method. Judges contact on the impression of an neutral judiciary on day by day life, how the Structure safeguards judicial impartiality, and the way judges keep their impartiality within the instances and controversies that come earlier than them.
“Day by day that you simply stroll out of your own home and stroll down the road, you’re exercising your rights beneath the Structure,” mentioned Choose James E. Boasberg, of the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Columbia. “Who protects you when the federal government interferes with these rights which are said within the First Modification? The Judiciary does.”
Judges additionally share their views on what impartiality means to them.
“We aren’t beholden to anybody group,” mentioned Choose Nancy E. Brasel, of the District of Minnesota. “We aren’t topic to exterior pressures … to politics particularly.”
The video is a part of Courtroom Shorts, a sequence of transient educational videos concerning the federal courts and Constitutional ideas.
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