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  •  It is and it SHOULD be. (0+ / 0-)

    The interpretation of the law should always be a political matter and the application of it should be impartial and fair. I have no problem with federal judges being openly political, as they are anyway.But I do not like the idea this means one cannot be fair and impartial when applying the plain reading pf the law.

    The current court is the results of Democrats losing elections and then refusing to be openly political in the appointment of judges.

    •  Great Points, However (0+ / 0-)
      The current court is the results of Democrats losing elections and then refusing to be openly political in the appointment of judges.
      being openly political-- how does that get democratic-nominated judges thru Senate approval process? last I checked, there's more than a few repugs in the Senate.

      "We are beyond law, which is not unusual for an empire; unfortunately, we are also beyond common sense." Gore Vidal

      by Superpole on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 05:34:19 AM PDT

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      •  Thats not the problem. (1+ / 0-)
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        If Democrats wanted to ram judges through, they can do so. Just change the rules and do it. What we have here is a  issue of will, not ability.

        •  "Ram judges through"... (0+ / 0-)

          so the approval process has NO repug involvement?

          BTW, you may have noticed the deadbeats in congress can't even muster the will to pass a lousy five month extension of unemployment benefits for our long term unemployed-- now numbering over two million people.

          "We are beyond law, which is not unusual for an empire; unfortunately, we are also beyond common sense." Gore Vidal

          by Superpole on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 05:56:46 AM PDT

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