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March 7, 2014

F. James Robinson Jr.: Budget cuts placing courts at a tipping point

Our founders fashioned three separate branches of government to ensure that democracy, liberty and the rule of law were not hollow promises. James Madison, when introducing in Congress the Bill of Rights, eloquently said that courts are the “guardians” of individual rights and “an impenetrable bulwark against every assumption of power in the legislative or executive.”

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