Krytocracy

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A Krytocracy is a government ruled by judges.

Perhaps the most famous instance of its use was during a discussion between supreme court justice Stanley Reed and his law clerk about Brown v. Board of Education. The clerk mentioned that the then still-evolving majority of the Court was reaching the "desirable" result. Reed thought that this observation was irrelevant and dangerous, for if judges voted for results merely because they privately struck the judges as desirable, the Court would overstep its jurisdiction and set the country on the path to Krytocracy. The story is told in "Mr. Justice Reed and Brown v. The Board of Education" by John B. Fassett, published by the Supreme Court Historical Society at http://www.supremecourthistory.org/04_library/subs_volumes/04_c18_k.html.Template:Gov-stub

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