sábado, 16 de abril de 2005

Um exemplo de participação cívica

«The Judicial Confirmation Network is an organization of citizens joined together to support the confirmation of highly qualified individuals to the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition, JCN works to ensure that the confirmation process for all judicial nominees is fair and that every nominee sent to the full Senate receives an up or down vote.
We believe that the qualifications desirable in a nominee include:
- integrity
- common sense
- education and experience in the law; and
- devotion to the Constitution
We believe that the proper role of a judge or justice is to interpret the law and the Constitution – not make up the law and deprive the people of the right to govern ourselves.
We believe that a judge or a justice should not use the power of the court to impose his or her personal or political agenda on the people.»

Honoré Daumier, Le Grand Escalier du Palais de Justice (1865)
The Baltimore Museum of Art