Picking the Supreme Beings (May 4, 2009)
Justice Souter is leaving the Supreme Court to pursue loftier pursuits (hiking, reading, apple core eating). Every Justice on the current Supreme Court served on the federal courts of appeals. Almost everyone today on the federal courts of appeals who is not on life support keeps an updated catalog of Supreme Court robes and bling-bling in the right hand drawer of his or her desk. They all have mastered the requisite arrogance and condescension. The current Supreme Court is myopic, disconnected, ideological and unaware of the challenges confronting ordinary citizens in their daily lives. What the Court needs today is a real live practicing lawyer and an intellectual. Those requirements may require two openings.
Bumper sticker of the week:
Equal Justice For Some Under Law