November 10, 2009

A principled Republican

I'd vote for this dude:
If anything, [the "Impartial Justice" legislation] inhibits the ability of candidates to get their message out and it expands the influence of outside interests. That is exactly the opposite of reform and there is no way I could support that.
And this abridging of speech is bound to be troublesome, particularly as it's exacerbated by the expansion of those outside influences.

Moreover, bear in mind that a majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently voted to insulate themselves against legal challenges based in the propriety of that influence by subjugating the people's right to due process of law to their political fundraising objectives.

I don't understand why more Wisconsinites aren't appalled by that, never mind the fact that anybody would actually celebrate it.
Legislators and the governor are expected to respond to public opinion. It's the very nature of their jobs. But judges are not at all supposed to concern themselves with or respond to public opinion. Their job, plain and simple, is to interpret the law and to make rulings and decisions based on their interpretation of the law.
Michael Ellis: Court campaign bill misses the mark

The core problem is that they are political candidates at all.

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