More than half of Americans are angry and disappointed with the nation's judiciary, a new survey done for the ABA Journal eReport shows.
A majority of the survey respondents agreed with statements that "judicial activism" has reached the crisis stage, and that judges who ignore voters' values should be impeached. Nearly half agreed with a congressman who said judges are "arrogant, out-of-control and unaccountable."
Prof. Charles G. Geyh of the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, called the findings "simply scary." Political figures have increasingly taken aim at the judiciary, to the dismay of several current and former Justices.