I feel it is imperative that I share the importance of utilizing Judicial Power when taking on the charge of Justice Reform. What is JUDICIAL POWER?
In matters of justice and equity, it seems that traditional advocacy is centered on creating and passing NEW – Laws through legislative means; but the Legislative HAS NO authority nor the obligation to address if current laws are “unjust”; that power is exclusive to the Judicial.
If current laws are causing injustice, or harm to the public, and/or producing an adverse disparate impact on members of the public… then the matter needs to be brought up to the court.
It is my personal conviction that for effective justice reform to take place in CT, we must utilize Judicial Power. If a judge renders a law unconstitutional, it will force legislation to prioritize reform. We – The – People have the power to petition the court under constitutional law!
CT Constitution. Declaration of Rights.
If laws are no longer “benefiting the people” we “have an undeniable right to alter it, and petition the court”. At basic, the court can provide the remedy of nullifying or voiding laws and statutes that are “causing injury to person, property or reputation.” (Consider the disparate impact of laws on housing, employment, cash bail, etc.) Policy Reform in matters of Justice and Equity need to utilize Judicial Power.
By Noemi Soto
Collectively Noemi has over 15 years’ experience with court proceedings, due process, legal terminology, and legal research. Having herself been the victim of unjust-legal remedies, and having witness countless unjust law-induced oppression on the poor and minority groups, Noemi seeks to expand truth, awareness, and deeper understanding of justice matters and standards of equity. Follow us here as we stir up discussion about statutes, policy and procedures and explore their psychological impact on individuals and society as a whole.