Since the founding of our Republic, the establishment of Justice has always been one of the fundamental duties of the federal government. Not only does Article III of the Constitution enshrine the Judiciary as the third branch of government, but the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Amendments all proscribe fundamental legal rights due to all Americans in both federal and state courts.
Unfortunately, just as the federal government has grown too large and intrusive in education, health care, and transportation, the American justice system has also too often become a burden on Americans’ lives.
But there is hope. There are concrete reform Sen. Lee has undertaken to help return the justice system to balance.