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Democracy under Pressure

Summary: There are many serious grievances, inequalities and flaws in the US judiciary system, Things such as a bail system that often penalizes the poor, plea bargaining and backlogged criminal courts, can be solved by serious governmental reform.
The role of English Common Law tradition as a model for the American legal system

Common Law is generally referred to as the cumulative body of judicial decisions, customs, and precedents; rather than by created law or statute. In twelfth century England, judges began to make important decisions themselves, acting as their own political institution, in contrast to the already existing legislators of the time. When deliberating on cases, many judges followed the practice of `stare decises' which means to "stand by past decisions." For the most part, judges attempted to find a new precedent by analyzing previous cases involving similar circumstances. Much of England's common Law has influenced America's legal system tremendously. We took the basic principles of common law and wove them into our form of judicial decisions, creating statutory law. This is any statute or law that is enacted by Congress, state legislators or...

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