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  •  A comment from a rightie (4.00)
    on a moderate board.

    It is imperative that judges and politicians feel free to use their own moral and/or religious convictions in helping guide their work. These convictions should, however GUIDE their thinking, not BE their thinking. A professional must be able to serve a larger public than just those that agree with or behave according to their personal views. Publically funded professionals, such as judges, must serve all who come before them, recusal being for conflict of interest, not conflict of values.

    1. Don't accept a job that you morally cannot do.
    2. Adopt a sort of "three moral recusals and you're out" policy. Courts are usually swamped; if you won't do the job, get someone who will.
    3. Vetting for religious beliefs is unacceptable.
    4. Vetting for willingness to actually do the job is essential.

    This is a guy that I disagree with 99% of the time. This is one of the 1%.

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