Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Judicial machinations

Some thoughts on the latest judicial happenings.

First - As of this post, Janice Rogers Brown has been confirmed to the DC Circuit Court of appeals. Mr. Pryor will be confirmed tomorrow following today's cloture vote. Next week four more nominees will be considered if all proceeds according to the plan. Frist can get what he wants by continuing to place the nominees before the Senate for an up or down vote.

Second - at the state level, the governor has the opportunity to appoint another Supreme Court justice. Why the merit selection committee sent up Scott Bales, an obvious compadre to the governor, when there are very qualified candidates for the position, points out the flaws of the current system. The other two candidates, both judges who have many years of experience on the bench, would appear to be window dressing to the process. Either candidate would be preferred to Mr. Bales who at 48 as no judicial experience, either at the trial or appellate level. So let us see if the governor will choose to stack the court with her friends or if she will choose to be principled and select either Judge Campbell or Judge Timmer.


At 2:47 PM, Blogger cvaldivia93 said...

Well, Bales is in. Your thoughts John?

-- Chris


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