Mary R. Russell, chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, speaking in Columbia the past week at the annual meeting of the Missouri Bar and the Judicial Conference, said research “tells us that the public largely misunderstands what we do. And we have no one to blame but ourselves.” She added that no one is in a better position to teach people than “we lawyers and judges who live in the system every day.”
She also mentioned another fact. “It is sad that people are able to name three Kardashian sisters, but they cannot name the three branches of government. And they might be able to recount all the details of ‘Duck Dynasty’ but they have no understanding of how judges decide cases. Perhaps reality is not as entertaining as reality television.”
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