Read this article on The Star today. Interesting quotes about the role of judges and accountability.
“Given the very nature of their duties and responsibilities, judges were exposed to public scrutiny and criticism, Justice Shim added.
“It has been said that public criticism of the judiciary within limits is permissible,” he said.
“Justice is not a cloistered virtue; she must be allowed to suffer the scrutiny and respectful, even through outspoken, comments of ordinary men,” he added, quoting Britain's renowned Law Lord, Lord Atkin.”
This reminded me of what I learned in law school. “Nobody is above the law and nobody should act as though they are above the law. Everyone must be accountable to another.” Another thing/quote that I’m reminded of is “Justice must not only be done but be seen to be done.”
May the judges of this country upholds justice without fear or biasness.