Our criminal justice system is preventing the wronged from getting a fair hearing in our courts.
We, the American People only want a fair and just trial.
A Fair Trial is the best means of separating the guilty from the innocent and protecting against injustice. Without this right, the rule of law and public faith in the justice system collapse. The Right to a Fair Trial is one of the cornerstones of a just society.
The right to a fair trial is fundamental to the rule of law and democracy. It ensures that everyone has the right to a fair trial if they are charged with a criminal offence.
Anything less than a fair and just trial has deprived us of our fundamental civil rights.
“Judges in local, state and federal courts across the country routinely hide their connections to litigants and their lawyers. These links can be social – they may have been law school classmates or share common friends – political, financial or ideological. In some instances the two may have mutual investment interests. They might be in-laws. Occasionally they are literally in bed together. While it’s unavoidable that such relationships will occur, when they do create a perception of bias, a judge is duty-bound to at the very least disclose that information, and if it is creates an actual bias, allow a different judge to take over.
All too often, however, the conflicted jurist says nothing and proceeds to rule in favor of the connected party, while the loser goes off without realizing an undisclosed bias doomed her case.
“Everybody should have the right to ensure the judge sitting on their case doesn’t have a conflict,” said Mary McQueen, executive director of the National Council on State Courts. “It’s absolutely imperative that people have full faith and confidence in the judicial process.” (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/18/judge-bias-corrupts-court-cases)
The Right to a Fair Trial is one of the cornerstones of a just society.