Americans Have Less Access to Justice than Botswanans … And Are More Abused By Police than Kazakhstanis
by George Washington
Justice is a key value for Americans.
After all, one of our key mottoes is:
“Liberty and justice for all”.
But the World Justice Project – a bipartisan, independent group with honorary chairs including Supreme Court Justices Kennedy, Breyer, Ginsberg and O’Connor – just released a report saying that Americans have less access to justice than most wealthy countries … and many developing nations.
The group’s “World Justice Index” ranks countries’ faithfulness to the rule of law based upon 9 factors (we’re paraphrasing so that they’re easier to understand):