October 17, 2019 From the Bench

We All Have a Role in Protecting Our Justice System: Promoting Procedural Fairness

The justice system we all work in is vulnerable right now—and that there are things we can all do, unrelated to any political viewpoint, to shore it up.

Hon. Steve Leben

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I began writing this after the 2018 midterm election, a time when partisan feelings were high. By the time you read it, a number of days—but a mind-numbing series of fresh news cycles—will have gone by. I’m confident that the light from these partisan fires will not have dimmed.

“Why is this talk of politics here in my Litigation journal?” you ask.

It’s here because I hope to convince you that the justice system we all work in is vulnerable right now—and that there are things we can all do, unrelated to any political viewpoint, to shore it up.

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