Judiciary http://sclibertarians.net/taxonomy/term/162/all en Restore Jury Nullification in South Carolina http://sclibertarians.net/node/93 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://sclibertarians.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/field/image/PowerToTheJury.jpg?itok=60MXbB6B"><a href="/node/93"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://sclibertarians.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/field/image/PowerToTheJury.jpg?itok=60MXbB6B" width="220" height="116" alt="Jury Box with &quot;Power to the Jury&quot; caption." /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Nullification is the citizens’ final bulwark against an oppressive state, whether that oppression takes the form of unfair or unduly harsh laws, a biased or vindictive judge, or abusive or politically motivated prosecution. In a very real sense it is the only reason juries even exist. Jury nullification arose as protection against the whims of the king, but there is no less need of it today. In fact, if anything it has now become even more important. Preventing nullification is like bypassing a fuse: it removes a critical check on the abuse of the powerless.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/162" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Judiciary</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-1" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/163" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Government</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-2" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/164" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Reform</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-3" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/73" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Constitution</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-4" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/166" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Corruption</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-5" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/168" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Nullification</a></li></ul></div> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 04:37:14 +0000 Webmaster 93 at http://sclibertarians.net Judicial Selection Process Practically Begs for Corruption http://sclibertarians.net/node/92 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://sclibertarians.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/field/image/judicial%20corruption.jpg?itok=2ljeJP6c"><a href="/node/92"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://sclibertarians.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/field/image/judicial%20corruption.jpg?itok=2ljeJP6c" width="220" height="146" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The process for selecting judges in South Carolina is the best possible approach—if you're a powerful legislator prone to corruption, that is. Our state's legislators—three in particular—wield far too much power over the judicial system, predisposing it to all manner of conflict of interest, miscarriage of justice, favoritism, cronyism, and all to their own benefit at the expense of the people they claim to represent.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/162" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Judiciary</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-1" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/163" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Government</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-2" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/164" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Reform</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-3" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/73" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Constitution</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-4" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/165" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Constitutional Amendment</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-5" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/166" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Corruption</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-6" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/167" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Cronyism</a></li></ul></div> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:47:40 +0000 Sean Thornton 92 at http://sclibertarians.net