By Simone Lee
Jared Walters, a county court judge has been doing youth and government for three years now and has seen the judicial branch at its peak and at its low points.
“I believe the judges are not objective. They seem to lean towards the verdict that is their opinion,” Walters said.
Walters believes that we need judges who were not only better trained but that prove to be objective. Most judges are juniors or seniors in high school.
The opinion of Jared Walters seems to be shared by other delegates as well. Allyson-Lynn Naylor, a senior from Westwood High School, shared her perspective.
“This problem has been going on since I started doing judicial, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed, it has been in fact,” Naylor said.
Now, a lot of people want changes to the judicial branch and they want it quick. When the Westwood High School Judicial team was questioned about it, many of them felt that it was so hard to love a branch that has so many issues.
“I love Youth and Government, it’s made me consider actually wanting to be a lawyer,” Westwood delegate and judge Grady Mack said. “However, I do believe that judicial has so many issues that really need to be addressed and resolved efficiently.”