When judges should be chastised.
…Our judges sometimes so excessively apply ‘judicial discretion’ that they mock our rule of law. This quote ought to inspire:
…The character of the Judges is public property, and if they have done anything amiss, they ought to be censured. But if not, their characters ought to be respected; otherwise the most mischievous consequences will arise to the public.
- Lord Kenyon, Holt’s Case (1793), 22 How. St. Tr. 1234.