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- n. Rule by judges.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The rule of the judges over Israel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rule of the judges over the people of Israel.
The Vinson Court was opposed to segregation and wanted to rule against it in 1952 but would not because the justices understood that it would usher in kritarchy.
As you were born into kritarchy, their concerns may be a mystery to you.
Justice Stanley Reed, who was a party to the Brown decision, explicitly referred to it as “kritarchy.”
But Brown . . . ushered in kritarchy — government by judges....
For all that any one knew the gentleman from Pulaski might be primed with a speech on the chinch bug or the Jewish kritarchy; a man with a sheet of paper in his hand was
Simply abdicating all constitutional understanding to the courts is a failure of duty and is particularly alarming to conservatives who fear kritarchy.
Board of Education, which held that “separate but equal” programs were unconstitutional, “ushered in kritarchy — government by judges,” while Harlan’s dissent in Plessy v.