Courts and Chief Justices Around the Country Echo Chief Justice Beasley’s Callby GDN Shared Post June 17, 2020
I wanted to make sure you saw this article from the Wall Street Journal that was published over the weekend. I have been overwhelmed with the response to my recent comments from judicial officials all across the country. I am proud to work with a bipartisan group of justices across the country to acknowledge the work we need to do together to build confidence in the court system and provide fair and equitable justice to everyone.
From the Wall Street Journal –
“As demonstrations after George Floyd’s killing in police custody unfolded across the nation last week, the chief justice of North Carolina weighed in with her own declaration—the first in a wave of extraordinary statements by jurists around the country.”
Within days, state supreme courts and chief justices around the country began to echo Chief Justice Beasley’s call, issuing their own statements on what they said was the judiciary’s role in perpetuating injustices and pledging to root out racial bias.
Look at the courts that have spoken out. It’s not just liberal-leaning courts or Democratic-majority courts. It’s quite bipartisan,” Mr. Fogel said. “They are saying, ‘We understand there’s some very troubling stuff, some structural issues we have to address,’ ” he said. “That doesn’t mean that any particular case is going to be decided in a particular way.”
Cheri Beasley, Chief Justice