The Role of a Judge in a Democratic Society
The focus of Judge Alice Lytle's lecture was the question of what is a judge and what is a judge supposed do. She asserted that the public, not judges, need to decide what constitutes a judge in our society. Lytle suggested that citizens become more knowledgeable and form discussion groups as well as getting involved in the legislative process of passing laws. She offered insight into the issues a judge has to face such as the legality vs. the morality of enacting laws that seem unfair. Lytle cited slavery as an example of an unjust but legal law.
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