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On Independence Day, appreciate those ... courts


July 4, 2018

When we celebrate Independence Day, we typically aren’t thinking about judges.

Courts aren’t always something we Americans appreciate.

Criminal and civil courts, of course, represent the long arm of the law, not always to the benefit of ourselves or those we know.

Appellate courts, the ones that rule on the finer points of legality for laws passed or enforcement actions taken, or sometimes on the lawfulness of how things went in lower courts, are a little different animal. But they still sometimes hand down rulings that fly in the face of what we may think is right.

But with another...

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