Sunday, April 08, 2012

Partisanship in the Courts

Nan Aron asks, and answers the key question:

Oh, and who is Judge Smith? He is a former chairman of the Texas State GOP Executive Committee who once characterized the League of Women Voters as the "plague of women voters," and referred to the International Women's Year Conference as a "gaggle of outcasts, misfits, and rejects," with "perverted views." He was also an oil-industry lawyer, specializing in federal energy litigation -- a category of cases he now frequently hears as a judge in the oil-soaked Fifth Circuit.

It's a good thing politics has no place in the courts or someone might think this was a judge on a mission.


posted at 8:01:00 AM by Neil

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