Thursday, March 6, 2008

McIlheran: Soggy Straw Man?

McIlheran, apparently feeling lazy, or just uninspired did a copy and paste job on a post by another right wing propagandist, who argues that judges need to be elected, and not appointed.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Here is what the Wisconsin COurt web site says about non-partisan appellate court races:

    The Court of Appeals is composed of 16 judges from four districts.

    The judges are elected to six-year terms in district-wide, non-partisan April elections.

    Vacancies are filled by bernatorial appointment and the appointee is required to stand for election to a full six-year term the following spring.

    And this is the endorsement by Super Paul from the Gleisner web site:

    Former District Attorney Bucher has the following to say about Bill:

    “While politics is an important part of this issue, it should not be the sole criteria to becoming a Judge in the Court of Appeals.

    What am I missing here?