However, McBride has apparently surpassed even herself, in inappropriateness. She levels some serious allegations against Justice Louis Butler. I had thought of copying iT's entire post, it is that good. And that damning. However, I will just go with this part of it:
Let me say it again: McBride's is an extremely serious charge to level against a sitting Justice of the State Supreme Court, and it may well even be actionable.
Fortunately for McBride, while the charge is serious, and almost unspeakably irresponsible without any proof of it — to put it mildly — it's absolutely impossible to take McBride seriously, although it's unclear whether that is an effective defense against a defamation action. Unless McBride's blog is parody, which is entirely possible.
A bit further along, immediately before the 2007 bar chart, McBride hoots:REELECTION TIME!!!And then, immediately after the chart,(Note: You're reading it right. The court as a whole got less pro criminal)Got that? Right after essentially accusing Justice Butler of some fairly profound professional and judicial impropriety, she apparently acknowledges that the same "trend" affected the entire court.
It's hard to believe, it truly is.
Perhaps someday somebody can explain to me why anyone in their right mind takes this person's "journalism" at face value, let alone trumpeting it uncritically in a major metropolitan daily newspaper and linked to by any self-respecting "blogger" for reasons other than perversely comic entertainment.
And did McBride the pretend statistician factor her conclusions to correct for Butler's declining inclination toward 'pro-criminality'?
Unlikely. What a complete and utter farce.
You can and must, by royal decree, read his entire post here.