Achieving Impartiality in State Courts

15 Feb 2010 09:10pm Chief Justice Ronald M. George 

It has been very gratifying to see one of the finest law schools in the nation conclude that state courts, and specifically the California Supreme Court, deserve closer study because of the significant position they occupy in the legal fabric of the United States. I propose here to touch upon the broad significance of the role of the judicial branch—at every level—in our governmental structure, and to highlight some of the tensions underlying the role of impartial state judicial systems in the governance of our nation.

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