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What is Judicial Independence?

1. Judicial independence means that judges can decide cases before them without fear or favor, based on the law and the facts of that particular case. It's a way to provide for fair and impartial courts. Judicial independence does not mean that judges are free to decide cases according to their own whims or prejudices. 2. It means judges have the authority to exercise their constitutional obligation to make hard decisions, unpopular decisions, without concern for retribution, personal or professional. This web site contains more information about why it is important it is to have an independent judiciary.

Legal Terms Glossary

Ordinary words take on extraordinary meanings inside the courthouse. Look them up alphabetically here.

State Grand Jury Clerk of Court

Name and contact information for the Clerk of Court for the State Grand Jury

Clerk of Court Manual

Practices and procedures for South Carolina Clerks of Court.

How Courts Work

Law and the courts are everywhere—on the front page news, in best-selling thrillers, on Court TV and network shows about lawyers. Famous trials are a great subject, full of human drama, but how many of us really understand the work that courts do and how they operate? Here’s a quick primer, with links that will help you go more deeply into the subject.: (1) Courts and Legal Procedure, (2) Steps in a Trial, (3) The Human Side of Being a Judge, (4) Mediation

Legal Terms Glossary

Ordinary words take on extraordinary meanings inside the courthouse. Look them up alphabetically here.

Registers of Deeds by County

Name and contact information for each of the Registers of Deeds.

Resources for Teaching Law

This resource page lists and briefly describes numerous programs, organizations, and websites useful to teachers.

State Grand Jury Clerk of Court

Name and contact information for the Clerk of Court for the State Grand Jury

What is Judicial Independence?

1. Judicial independence means that judges can decide cases before them without fear or favor, based on the law and the facts of that particular case. It's a way to provide for fair and impartial courts. Judicial independence does not mean that judges are free to decide cases according to their own whims or prejudices. 2. It means judges have the authority to exercise their constitutional obligation to make hard decisions, unpopular decisions, without concern for retribution, personal or professional. This web site contains more information about why it is important it is to have an independent judiciary.

Clerk of Court Manual

Practices and procedures for South Carolina Clerks of Court.

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