Picking a Judge for the US.Supreme Court and Elsewhere
In the “old days”, people appointed to be federal judges were usually practicing lawyers who had developed a positive reputation in the community. This was especially the case when picking federal district court judges, the trial courts. But in the 1980’s, the focus began to slant towards being agenda-oriented and result oriented, which would dovetail with particular political, social, and economic ideas.
The lawyers nominated since that time seem to not always have had a broad, practical experience. Nor have they spent a lot of time scratching around in the courthouse. The great Texas trial lawyer Warren Burnett was the finest extemporaneous speaker I have ever listened to . One time, when complaining about how bureaucratic the practice of
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