Despite a Failed Nomination, Robert Bork’s Legacy Lives On at the Supreme Court

By: Saturday October 27, 2012 1:00 pm

There are few personalities in the legal profession that are divisive as Robert Bork. And, while his name has not often come up this election cycle, his legacy with the Supreme Court and possibility that his vision will shape its future deserves to be discussed.

 

Earth to the President: Voters and Donors You Need Are Checking Out of the Process

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 9:00 am

It’s not only donors dropping out of the process. I believe that this White House has miscalculated the apathy in the mighty middle as well. We saw it here in North Carolina and Amendment One. The votes the anti-Amendment One side was counting on to defeat the discriminatory measure just didn’t feel compelled to vote. Barack Obama and his campaign need to worry that the economy has a huge swath of people demoralized and checking out of the system.

A Mitt Romney Presidency Could Mean a Hostile Takeover of the Federal Courts

By: Monday June 4, 2012 6:30 pm

As it stands the state of the federal judiciary is one of crisis. More than 160 million Americans live in a community with a federal court vacancy. Additional funding cuts threaten to shut down courts or suspend trials in some areas which means individual seeking justice for claims must wait longer, if they have access to the courts at all. Judicial vacancies not only stress the functioning of the federal judiciary, they threaten the ideological stability as well.

A significant reason the federal judiciary is chronically understaffed is because Congressional Republicans refuse to act on nominees out of partisan and ideological spite. The result is a federal bench significantly lacking in any diversity rendering judgments over an increasingly diverse population. Sounds bad, doesn’t it? It is, and if Mitt Romney wins the presidency, it will only get worse.

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