An emerging democracy requires more than just elections
This is hardly the week when we need to be reminded that judges, and in particular, Supreme Court Justices, have a profound impact on politics. The obvious fact that judicial systems are an essential aspect of how politics function is all too real in Egypt today. What is occurring in Egypt is a bit of a judicial coup. And it leaves the tremendous international efforts to help support judicial reform in post-conflict countries in a bit of a quagmire. What if the problem isn’t that there is no capable judiciary but, actually, that the judiciary is utterly, and frustratingly, capable?