The illustrious Illusory Tenant took a moment from his housecleaning to beat me to the punch on this one. iT writes:
Um, no. It has to do with the unique role of judges compared to politicians bought and paid for by interest groups, not their "heightened" or "supremist" role. But thanks for coming out.
While truly impartial justice may be an unattainable ideal, it's an ideal nonetheless, and ideals are not so easily discarded by people clutching soggy straw men in so-called think tanks.