Judging judges – throw some out!

August 27, 2010 08:21

A chilling effect on judges is exactly what this country needs. I’m a big fan of the idea of impeaching that federal judge in San Francisco. When judges deviate from societal norms so dramatically hiding being rights they themselves have divined from constitutions that no one else sees, they should be driven from their offices, their pensions revoked, and barred from ever holding office again.

by Erick Erickson at RedState


There is some ridiculous handwringing in this Washington Post article about voters daring — DARING I say — to throw judges off the bench for finding gay marriage in a state constitution.

How dare the people exercise their right.

The effort in Iowa worries not only gay rights advocates but some legal experts who say it is wrong to punish judges for an unpopular decision. For critics of judicial elections, Iowa is offering a compelling example of the peril of subjecting judges to voters’ whims.

Backers of the campaign say they are simply exercising their democratic right to rein in a judiciary that has overstepped its authority on same-sex marriage and other issues. . . .

He and others worry it will politicize Iowa’s court system and have a chilling effect on judges nationwide.

FULL STORY at RedState

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