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Authored by: YurtGuppy on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 12:55 PM EST

Unfortunately, the courts are the place where a lot of the political fights are
taking place these days.



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Voters rejected the crusade to politicize the courts
Authored by: cjk fossman on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 02:06 PM EST
Please remove that article.

It's PJ's blog. Nobody is forcing you to come here.

If the justices in those jurisdictions were making decisions contrary to the Liberal Zietgiest the Liberals would be demanding their heads on platters through the same actions.

Please cite one example to support this assertion.

Liberals want the judiciary protected from removal and then stacked for their view of matters.

Well I guess I would like a state judiciary that gives individuals a fair hearing against corporations. This appears not to be the case in, for example, Ohio. I would also like to see some of the vacancies on the federal judiciary filled.

At least Conservatives are not calling for a change in the system.

Quoting from the article, "Measures to water down merit selection went on the ballot in Arizona, Florida, and Missouri." I think these qualify as "change in the system."

Also these are at State judiciary levels. This is not the "Federal Republic of the United States of America" but rather a different form that is the union of multiple States ...States may operate differently, within certain bounds, in their internal affairs than the way other States do and the Federal Government does."

I confess the point evades me here. I guess you are coming out in favor of state control over state matters. Does it not bother you, then, that Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindhal both campaigned in Iowa against a sitting Iowa judge? Does it not bother you that outside organizations poured money into several states to influence elections.

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Politicizing means I don't agree with you
Authored by: artp on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 12:31 AM EST
The press is claiming that the Iowa judicial recall votes
(not elections) were a sign that the voters had rejected the
previous recall results against three Iowa Supreme Court
justices.

There might be other explanations - causation vs.
correlation and all that.

First, a 60/40 vote on a judicial recall is significant
considering that the results are usually north of 90/10.

Second, a mitigating factor might have been that the more
justices you recall, the more justices will be appointed by
a Republican governor (from a pool nominated by a non-
partisan -- yeah, right -- committee). You might end up with
a court skewed in the opposite direction or worse. Said
governor is not known for his subtlety. His response to a
needed budget cut was an across the board budget cut, and
let the victims figure out how to survive. This hits social
services, public safety, infrastructure, education and
correctional system equally hard. Seems like there might be
a better way, though it might take more time.

So, the vote might be a sign of something, or it might not.
Only time will tell. Meanwhile, beware of partisans claiming
success.

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