The ABA, the Separation of Powers and Executive Power

July 15, 2008
Over the past several years, the American Bar Association (ABA) has ranked judicial independence as one of its highest policy priorities. At the 2005 ABA Annual Meeting, the Association adopted a recommendation deploring “attacks on the independence of the judiciary that demean the judiciary as a separate and co-equal branch of government.” The policy called for the Association to affirm that “a fair, impartial, and independent judiciary is fundamental to a free society.”