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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: Recent USSC Criticism, "demonstrate[s] only too well the lack of understanding some of our citizens have about the role of the judicial branch."

As reported by The New Jersey Law Journal:

"Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor called the heated criticism of the Court over the recent decisions involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 'unfortunate,' telling a Senate committee today that it shows a need for more civics education.

"O'Connor testified that comments labeling Chief Justice John Roberts a 'traitor' or that he betrayed former president George W. Bush 'demonstrate only too well the lack of understanding some of our citizens have about the role of the judicial branch.'"

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"And this isn't the first time O'Connor has talked about what she calls the need for iCivics. In early 2011, she said during an appearance at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in Phoenix that, 'People simply don't know today how their government works. They don't know the difference between federal and state courts. We live in a very uneducated age.'"


Complete NJLJ Article after the jump...