January 31, 2006
A Dialogue with Federal & State Judges
9th Circuit & Arizona Supreme Court
America’s judges have critical responsibilities and their decisions are often closesly scrutinized by the media, politicians, activists, businesses, and others. The role of the courts can be taken for granted, which can lead to insufficient funding and lack of public support. Despite these challenges, judges continue to be the impartial guardians of the rule of law, and often are called upon to defend personal liberties, uphold property rights, and protect our nation’s democratic values. The Judiciary is vital as a coequal branch of government with the Legislative and Executive branches. This is a complete transcript of the event with distinguished judiciary of Arizona.