Elizabeth Munisoglu: “The right of a free press is the bulwark against intrusions onto personal liberty.”

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Elizabeth Munisoglu is a Commissioner at State of California Superior Court, Los Angeles County. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1988. Munisoglu specialized in criminal law, and served as the Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney for 18 years.

“I discovered that in 1787, when the Constitutional Convention was being held, George Washington expressed a very relevant point.

What he said was, ‘The judicial power ought to be distinct from both the legislature and the executive, independent of both, in order to act as a check on both.’ ”
“It’s essential for a democracy to function efficiently and fairly. Separation of powers is essential.”

“I think term limits are important to the extent that they prevent a majority from becoming entrenched in power.”

“The right of a free press is the bulwark against intrusions onto personal liberty.”

“If the term national security means a threat to the continued performance of certain elected politicians in office, then it is not national security really; it is their positions in power that is being threatened.”

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