As the general election came two months forward, most of the political decisions of the judges who left the court were decided. Of particular interest were the two judges, Lee Soo-jin and Lee Tan-hee, who had the symbolic capital of 'resistance of the Judicial Farmers'.

Just two years after judicial judges, who take `` political independence '' as the supreme value, took a course of politics shortly after taking off their suits, two articles were discussed.

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But it is impossible to prevent a person who has left office from choosing to legally become a politician. However, as with children who need to get an injection to eat candy, the choice of an adult comes with a price and responsibility. One of the costs of a politician's choice in a democratic election is the process of questioning and answering, or verification, in the public sphere.

● Lee Soo-jin and Lee Tan-hee appearing as messengers and victims

In the judiciary, the pinnacle of the Korean elite group, the history of reluctant success and resistance to organizational absurdities is truly amazing. This is especially true in Korean society, where group culture and organizational culture are rooted in long-standing diseases throughout society.

Therefore, verifying whether this brilliant history, which is made by politicians, is true is as important as looking into his education and histories for the media that exist for providing citizens with public information.

However, a question arises during the verification process. In the important texts dealing with the suspicions, the two politicians appearing as victims of the judiciary were appearing as victims and the other as message bearers.

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end. Suspicion

2015.7.21 At the time of the first meeting of Insamo Lee, Kyu-jin Lee's standing committee member used the KakaoTalk to the Chief Judge Lee (the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at that time) to find out the situation, and the court administration's deliberation officers did not leave the office to grasp the trend of Insamo. Filed.

I. Fact

Lee, who attended the preparations meeting, stated that Kyu-jin Lee, who is interested in Insa-mo, gave the contents of the discussion to KakaoTalk, and the situation was not confirmed.

In the first fact-finding report investigating the suspicions of judicial farmers, former judge Lee Soo-jin was a member of the International Human Rights Law Research Group, which was held under the check of the court administration, at the time. Appears as delivered to the standing committee. Lee Kyu-jin, who was also one of the defendants of the suspicion of judicial farming, was reported to have delivered the report to Lee Su-jin.

Similar things are repeated. Lee Kyu-jin and Lee Soo-jin come up again when the administration's `` personality '', which was regarded as an important point, was about to hold a critical conference in the Supreme Court. According to the first survey report, Lee Soo-jin emerged as a communication channel between the administration and Insa-mo, who conveys the meaning of Lee Kyu-jin to In-sa-mo members.

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"The OO Deputy Judge, a member of the International Human Rights Law Research Group, called Judge Lee Tan-hee before holding the Steering Committee and conveyed the fact that it is a story of a high administrative authority, and he is paying close attention to the co-academic conference in the Supreme Court and not to have a conference

Judge Lee Tan-hui returned home after completing the emergency steering committee and informed Lee that the conference was decided to be held in the first half of the year. Recommended another member to be taken to the administrative office. '

This same content appears in a book composed by Kwon Seok-cheon JoongAng Ilbo, interviewed by former Judge Lee Tan-hee.

<The Court of Two Faces>

Lee Tan-hui woke up and woke up. When I stood at the door, the call came back. He was a senior judge who served as a Supreme Court Justice.

"I'm calling from a high administrative person. I think it's meant to be delivered to the research council. I'm keeping an eye on the co-op conference in the Supreme Court. I don't want to do the conference ... I know that."

It was a series of unknown stories.


After Lee Tan-hee broke up with the judges, he called the senior judge who was a trial investigator. I thought I needed to know what's going on. "I decided to do it in June." The trial investigator said, "It is Lee Kyu-jin's Yang Hyung-sil who called me."

"Lee Kyu-jin, the chief of the Supreme Court and who's reading. If (forced joint conference) if you can tell the chairman Lee Jin-man to resign or leave the high-ranking chiefs."

Lee Tan-hee wondered.

"They're not a stone of any chessboard, how do you resign?"


The trial investigator hung up and said.

"I can recommend two deliberation officers (in February's regular greetings), but I asked someone to recommend Lee Tan-hee and Song Oh-seop. Judges like you have to go to the administration."

When former judge Lee Tan-hee, who was a victim of the judicial farm and the insurer, was in charge of planning for the Human Rights Law Research Society, a senior trial investigator who was supposed to be Lee Soo-jin in connection with the conference was called to convey the pressure of the high administrative agency. I recommended Lee Tan-hee as my judicial deputy coordinator. In the first half of the book explaining the reason for the resignation due to the Judicial Farming Corps, Lee Su-jin, a senior trial investigator, conveyed the meaning of the administration, and in the process referred to the 'good spot'. Judges from multiple human rights law studies committees also told SBS reporters, "Lee Soo-jin, who was the Supreme Court Justice at that time, acted as a messenger for Lee Kyu-jin."

● Is it 'coordination' or 'leg'? The third unanswered

Was Lee's action a "coordination" between the administration and the Human Rights Law Association, or was it an inappropriate "leg" that, on the other hand, belonged to a "personal affair" and, on the other hand, turned over the trend to the administration and communicated it with the administration? . If Lee's actions were not inappropriate, was it necessary for former judge Lee Tan-hee to record Lee's actions in a book describing the damage to the judiciary? If the behavior of former judge Lee Soo-jin at that time was in sympathy with the perpetrators of judicial farms, is the symbolic capital of 'judicial farm victims' politician Lee Soo-jin suggesting?

Lee continued to question how to interpret the judge's actions and decided to ask questions. I sent a question in text that I thought it would be most accurate to hear the answer from the victim, Lee Tan-hee, who was under pressure from the administration.

This is SBS Won Jong-jin, a lawyer I contacted you before. Sorry for the late text.

I contacted you in this way, and I am here to ask you about the case where the former judge Lee Soo-jin appeared in the book <Two Faces Court> based on the interview of the lawyer.

You may not be happy, but we have been investigating whether the actions of judges who have taken politics to improve their affairs, such as the Judicial Farmers, have recently been resigned.

Then, in April 2017, the first fact-finding committee's report `` Lee Su-jin sent the trend of personnel affairs to Lee Kyu-jin, a member of the committee at that time, '' and `` Lee Su-jin, a senior commissioner at the time, asked the researcher Lee, Su-jin to lower the level of the joint conference presentation. Delivered it to the presenter. '

And in the book I Faced, which I read before, the senior trial investigator called Judge Lee Tan-hee, who was heading to the Hope House for the Emergency Steering Committee for the Joint Conference, and conveyed the meaning of 'high administrative person.' Has come to mind.

So, the lawyer who sent the lawyer's call to the emergency operation committee at the time and told me that I would not like to hold a conference was asked to ask if the former judge was right.

It is one of the important 'judicial farming' facts that the administration has grasped and put pressure on the trend of joint academic conferences, a voluntary gathering of judges at the time.

Thus, it is necessary for the media to verify that the politician is able to regenerate the judiciary, whether the former judge, who is currently in political action based on the “Complete Judicial Reform,” was the one who delivered the will of the administration to the participants of the conference. I think it's one of several tasks.

But after three days I could not hear the answer. On several phone calls and additional texts, former judge Lee Tan-hui did not answer.

● Qualification of a person to be a politician

What is politics? One of the most widely used answers to this theoretical question is from American political scientist Harold Raswell. 'Who gets what and when is politics.'

Former election leader Lee Soo-jin said he would push for judicial reform, such as abolition of the chief justice officer, as the top priority. Many stakeholders in the judiciary pledge to re-define who gets what by putting a knife in the entangled heart. The pledge and endorsement of the promise made to the citizens is the symbolic capital of the Judicial Farmers' Resistance.

The struggle for the allocation of political resources will be fierce. It's no wonder how public questions surrounding the qualifications of a player to become a player in this intense allocation, followed by the question, 'How did you get what you got?' Answering these questions to establish legitimacy and become a player in the political resource allocation is another political process in itself.

But the former judges who said they would be politicians have not answered in spite of enough time. (Judge Lee Soojin is currently blocking some SBS reporter's phone numbers.) Therefore, this question is open to the public by breaking the usual unwritten rate of asking individual questions and answering. Former Judge Soo-jin Lee, Resident of the Judicial Farm, what is the more specific way of obtaining the symbolic capital?