Appointed justices in Wisconsin?

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel thinks we should appoint our state’s Supreme Court judges:

Appointing Supreme Court justices rather than electing them can more effectively distance these candidates from the corrupting influences of politicking, generic cialis pharmacy raising money and appearing to all the world as just another layer of partisan politicians, except with black robes.

Hell, no.

Exhibit #1: Louis Butler. He was appointed and the first chance we had, we voted his butt off the court. If Wisconsinites feel that Justice Gableman is a scumbag, we can vote his butt out, too.

Personally, I’d like to see us elect our U.S. Supreme Court justice, as well. Right now, they lie their rear ends off in confirmation hearings and then thumb their noses at us after they get their lifetime appointment. I’m sure people on the right AND left would love the opportunity to cast a vote for or against certain justices.

And I’m sick of hearing how electing justices politicize the court.

The courts ARE and always will be political institutions.

Anyone who says otherwise is naive…or lying.

2 comments July 7th, 2010


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