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So I think the first thing that makes a good judge is independence, not being swayed by political or public pressure. That takes some backbone. You think about United States vs Nixon, which I've identified as one of the greatest moments in American judicial history, where Chief Justice Burger who had been appointed by President Nixon, brought the court together in a unanimous decision to order President Nixon, in response to a criminal trial subpoenaed to disclose information.
>> You partly talked about independence, but apply it specifically to a ruling against a President or the executive branch generally.>> You're correct no one is above the law in our constitutional system. Federalist 69 Hamilton makes clear all the ways that the executive branch is designed by framers of the Constitution was different from the monarchy.