Judges swear a solemn oath when they get into office that says they will always make impartial decisions when it comes to upholding the law, but how realistic is this? Can humans be completely impartial when they are placed in a higher echelon of power? If you were a judge, could you honestly say that how you were raised, the language you speak, the location of town that you live, the social ties you carry and you own personal interests wouldn’t slightly shade the lens in which you view the world?
Should federal judges be guaranteed their position for life, or should their candidacy be reviewed annually after a third party watchdog that confirms that their judgements have been fair and true?
What degree of discretion should we allocate to these powerful figures in true democratic society? When we have situations where Chief Justice Roy Moore would not issue same-sex marriage licenses due to religious bias, warning bells should be going off.