Corruption and Judicial Independence: Should our democracy elect judges?

Blind Justice: Justice that is fair because it is neutral and objective. It weighs facts and law, but is “blind” to the relative wealth, status, or identity of those facing judgment. But what happens when the system of justice is corrupted by outside influences? This lesson provides students with background information and arguments for and against electing judges. Students are encouraged to deliberate the issue and come to their own conclusions based on evidence and reason.