Independence: why & from what?

@article{Greenhouse2008IndependenceW,
  title={Independence: why & from what?},
  author={L. Greenhouse},
  journal={Daedalus},
  year={2008},
  volume={137},
  pages={5-7}
}
easier to salute reflexively than to grasp fully. The why of judicial independence is simple enough: the rule of law clearly cannot survive alongside the “telephone justice” that Justice Stephen Breyer describes in his essay, justice administered by a party boss instructing a captive judge how to rule. The tens of thousands of Pakistanis who participated last June in what they called “the long march,” demanding the reinstatement of sixty judges dismissed by President Pervez Musharraf, offered… Expand