The very legitimacy of our courts depends on the public belief that judges will treat every party without bias or favor, and that any party, regardless of wealth or connections, can have a fair day in court. Today, in America, public confidence in the courts is at a crisis point.

Stratos Pahis, Corruption in Our Courts: What It Looks Like And Where It Is Hidden, 118 Yale L.J. 1900 (2009)

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