In Times Like These, America is Counting on … Who?

Democracy in America is under attack, according to The National Judicial College.

The NCJ, based in Reno, NV, sounds a warning bell in an email fundraising appeal entitled, “In times like these, America is counting on judges.”

According to the NCJ:

“Democracy’s last line of defense is being tested … Today many foundational elements of democratic civil society are under attack: law enforcement, a free press, an impartial judiciary insulated from the influence of the political branches.”

The NCJ says judges were charged by the framers of the U.S. Constitution to serve as a check “against unjust acts by the executive or legislative branches.” It urges recipients to donate now to “defend the rule of law.”

So apparently judges are the only thing standing between America and fascism? Are these the same judges who authorized dark money in political elections through the Citizen’s United ruling and who refuse to televise their proceedings?

The NCJ calls itself “the nation’s premier judicial education institution.” It is affiliated with the University of Nevada at Reno.

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