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Timothy K. Lewis is a former judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He currently serves as Counsel at the Philadelphia-based firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Twenty one years ago, Nelson Mandela sought to lead South Africa from its dark past to a new, post-apartheid era by appointing a Constitutional Court, akin to our Supreme Court. And very soon, it ruled against him, striking down laws that granted sweeping powers to the new president.