Does the ‘Rule of Law’ Even Exist in the U.S. Anymore?

Rule of Law

George Washington law professor Jonathan Turley considers if politically influenced legal trends denigrate the governeds faith in the rule of law.

A legal system cannot demand the faith and fealty of the governed when rules are seen as arbitrary and deceptive. Our leaders have led us not to an economic crisis or an immigration crisis or an environmental crisis or a civil liberties crisis. They have led us to a crisis of faith where citizens no longer believe that laws have any determinant meaning. It is politics, not the law, that appears to drive outcomes — a self-destructive trend for a nation supposedly defined by the rule of law.

– George Washington law professor Jonathan Turley, writing in Tuesday’s USA Today

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