Law Forum : Tavis Smiley, PBS to Explore USA Judicial System in Unprecedented Televised Series, ‘Courting Justic

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  1. Liberty

    Liberty going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Tavis Smiley, host of the late night television talk show “Tavis Smiley” on PBS, in collaboration with the National Center for State Courts, is convening a series of town hall meetings under the banner “Courting Justice,” the first of which was held in Los Angeles on June 10th and will air on PBS stations on June 22nd (check local listings). At these town hall meetings, judges from around the country are engaging in an unprecedented dialogue with the communities they serve and are providing stakeholders from disenfranchised communities an opportunity to discuss the issues that continue to erode trust in our judicial system, while offering real world solutions.

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    http://shadowandact.com/2016/06/16/...recedented-televised-series-courting-justice/
     
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    Novel and commendable idea... almost poo poo'd it when I skim the headline though.

    Here is why I realize this is really not going to do much, though it will create movement on the conversation.

    Judges essentially rule on the laws that are already established.

    Take this to the executive branches as well as police precincts, then the legislature.
    For example, if there are laws that make it legal for "thugs with badges" to "shoot to kill", the Judicial Branches can't do anything about that. That's a matter for legislative reform.

    The three branches of government within the US of A Inc.

    • Executive (President, Law Enforcers, FBI, etc)
    • Legislative (Law makers; Congress, Senate)
    • Judicial (Courts, Judges, Lawyers)

    http://www.ncsc.org/Newsroom/News-Releases/2016/Listening-Tour.aspx
     
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    Liberty going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well, most struggle for real change is a slow, arduous task. I agree, I don't expect an epiphany from this. But, it will be interesting to watch...to see how these people think.
     
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    Another ploy to undermine our own grassroots efforts to reform an obviously unjust institution...

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    Just confuse and dumb us with more comments from insiders and their own proposed 'solutions'...

    'And how do feel (or think)!'

    (Camera closeup)

    Lol

    fyi
     
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