Thoughts of an ETSwatch

A Judges Become Partisan

Posted in Politics by etswatch on 01/28/2010

Last night we saw yet another example how how right wing ideolgy has taken control of the Republican party. During the State of the Union adress both tradition and the Court’s role dictate that the judges sit silent and inexpressive. But the conservative Republican judge Sam Alito allowed ideolgy to depart from protocol and openly criticized the Democratic President. Republicans predictably are circling the wagons to defend him while Democrats do the opposite.

By behaving in this manner, Altio has demonstrated that he now a political (rather than judicial) hero to Republicans and a political enemy of Democrats. This is exactly the kind of role a Supreme Court Justice should avoid.

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