American Judges Association



Bonnie Sudderth

Date of this Version

July 2001


Published in Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association, 38:2 (2001), pp. 3. Copyright © 2001 National Center for State Courts. Used by permission. Online at


Every day, all across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, judges go about the business of dispensing justice. But absolute justice, like any other ideal, can never be fully realized, because its achievement would require human infallability. Nevertheless, while it may never be fully realized on this earth, the quest for justice is an endeavor of the noblest order. For judges in courts of law and equity, it is the ultimate endeavor of our profession. It is upon that endeavor that our system of justice is premised, and without which our system of justice would fail.

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