Saturday, April 09, 2005

This is What I Don't Understand

Threats to the Judiciary

Here's what I don't get:

The federal courts are weighted Republican. Since Reagan, they've been shoehorning 'em in. I don't know the stats, I just know the law-school gossip, okay? Knee deep in Republicans.

So. What, did they manage to pick the wrong people? Is that why some fundamentalist yahoo feels the need to threaten a Supreme Court Justice*? To quote Stalin and say "no man, no problem"? (The full quote is, "Death solves all problems: no man, no problem".)

Yeah, because Stalin is the kind of pro-democracy, freedom-liberty-and-apple-pie kind of thinker all patriotic Americans should look to. Not.

[*] In fact, the Supreme Court Justice who talked to my class just yesterday.