My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


The Sort Of Judicial Philosophy I Could Support

. . . “judges must be constantly aware that their role, while important, is limited.”

“They do not have a commission to solve society’s problems, as they see them, but simply to decide cases before them according to the rule of law,” . . .

So wrote Supreme Court nominee John Roberts in a response to the Senate Judiary Committee questionaire.

By this one answer he declares a humility before the Constitution and the system set up by the founding fathers, and a sense of restraint with regard to the application of Constitutional principles.

THAT is what I want in a judge.

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