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A Krytocracy is a government ruled by judges. A judge or justice is an appointed or elected official who presides over a court. ...

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. Seal of the Supreme Court The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court in the United States of America. ... A judge or justice is an appointed or elected official who presides over a court. ... Stanley Forman Reed ( December 31, 1884 – April 2, 1980) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1938 to 1957. ... In Topeka, Kansas, a black third-grader named Linda Brown had to walk one mile through a railroad switchyard to get to her black elementary school, even though a white elementary school was only seven blocks away. ...

A Krytocracy should be contrasted with a kritarchy. Both are governments ruled by judges, but the difference lies in how judgements are arrived at. Judgements in a krytocracy are arrived at by the personal opinions of the judge, whereas judgements in a kritarchy are arrived at by judging whether a person's natural rights have been violated. Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ...

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