The Wilson Center hosted a discussion Tuesday on the role of U.S. courts in democracy.
A panel of legal scholars examined the proper role of courts in a constitutional democracy. They debated whether it’s possible for courts to be fair and impartial and what can be done to maintain public confidence in the court system. In addition, they looked at how inadequate funding can impact the courts' effectiveness and ways to ensure that they receive adequate resources.
Speakers included the President of the Bar Association Bill Robinson and Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Meaders Durham, along with law professors from George Washington University and University of Maryland.