April 19, 2010

MEANWHILE, THE LEFT HAS NO ASHCROFT:

Supreme Court Needs Politicians, Not Ideologues (Albert R. Hunt, April 19, 2010, Bloomberg)

President Barack Obama’s apparent short list of prospective Supreme Court nominees includes distinguished jurists and respected legal minds. With few possible exceptions, they have never faced a voter for elective office.

This is a huge void on the current Supreme Court, apparent in its decisions and deliberations. Since the retirement of Sandra Day O’Connor in 2006, there hasn’t been a justice who has ever run for political office.

Obama, according to reports, has weighed considerably the ideology, experience and temperament of prospective appointees. He seems to have spent less time thinking about their political acumen.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 19, 2010 6:31 AM
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