American Judges Association


Date of this Version

May 2005


Published in Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association, 42:1 (2005), pp. 4-7. Copyright © 2005 National Center for State Courts. Used by permission. Online at


Much attention has focused of late on unfair attacks on judges leveled in nominal pursuit of greater judicial accountability. In response to the refusal of the federal courts to intervene in the Terry Schiavo case, for example, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay angrily declared that Congress has for many years “shirked its responsibility to hold the judiciary accountable.”

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