Rule of Law Forum – Preserving the Rule of Law in an Age of Disruption: Session 3: Interference with Judicial Independence and Local Law Enforcement

  • Community Education/Outreach
  • Webinar
  • General

This five-part series will feature panels of respected experts from across the political spectrum – including former government officials, judges and scholars – who will identify current challenges and threats to the rule of law in America, discuss why they matter and propose remedies. The goal is to create an ongoing and thought-provoking discussion among the legal profession, the academic community and the public about what can and should be done to assure that America remains a nation governed by law even in a time of crisis – or especially in a time of crisis – and to identify the actions necessary for our justice system to promote the impartial, equitable and effective enforcement of those laws.

This session will explore the effects of Executive disruption of several distinct justice systems – civil and criminal courts, the immigration court system, and local law enforcement. Speakers will explore the implications of Executive interference with investigations and trials, castigation of individual  judges and jurors, the deployment of military and/or federal forces in connection with local law enforcement, and the issuance of pardons without traditional due diligence for  civilian and military crimes.