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Fiscal Checks and Balances

Filed under: Judiciary — DRJ @ 2:32 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Paul Mirengoff at Powerline notes there is one Washington, D.C., voice of sanity in these fiscally insane times: Chief Justice John Roberts.


5 Responses to “Fiscal Checks and Balances”

  1. what a surprise….. no wonder the dems didn’t want him in office.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  2. It’s worthy of noting that regardless of salary, there is NO shortage of Federal judge candidates. Unless/until there is difficulty in filling posts with qualified candidates, the market dictates that the judges are paid appropriately.

    Bob Neale (6bbee4)

  3. Well Done and Well said Chief Justice Roberts!

    pitchforksntorches (8165c3)

  4. Statesmanlike. Compare Harry Reid.

    m (690404)

  5. Bob Neale,

    I’m a believer in the market but I think there’s a difference between having competent judges and high quality judges. Many competent lawyers want the prestige of a judicial position and they would make competent judges, but there are fewer and fewer high quality lawyers/judges willing to take the job. Add that to the difficulty conservative judges face in getting confirmed to appellate and Supreme Court positions (i.e., Miguel Estrada) and the line gets even shorter. We’re lucky to have judges like John Roberts but I’m not sure there are many others like him.

    DRJ (84a0c3)

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