May 9, 2014

LIBERAL LITMUS TESTS:   Michael Boggs, an Obama nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, is facing stiff opposition from liberal groups because– gasp!– he expressed support for traditional marriage and adoption (over abortion), the latter of which earned him NARAL’s label “dangerous for women.”

Can’t we please just pick our federal judges based on a strong academic record, solid experience and accomplishments, an understanding the proper judicial role, and maybe even an attitude of open-mindedness?  Judges are not supposed to be politicians, and the more we act as though they are, the more we’ll be left with only ideologues (politicians in robes) on the bench, particularly now that the Senate filibuster is gone.