Independence Day: Time Also to Celebrate Fair and Impartial Courts


Lane Powell Counsel to the Firm Matt Claman authored a July 4 Alaska Dispatch article titled “Independence Day: Time Also to Celebrate Fair and Impartial Courts.” In the article, Claman discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision finding that Congress has the power to enact the Affordable Health Care Act, demonstrating the importance of fair and impartial courts.

On the Fourth of July, we celebrate the many great traditions of our democracy and the people who fought for independence. One critical feature of American democracy that our forefathers fought to protect is a fair and impartial judiciary. Last week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court affirming the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) reminds us, as a nation, that we have an independent judiciary and how important maintaining fair and impartial courts is.

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