27 February 2006

Judges On the Speaking Circuit

Justice Scalia's most recent speech in favor of gun possession (even the rifles on the New York subway he used to tote) don't help create public acceptance of the Court.

A federal judge speaking on issues that are likely to come before him invites appearances of bias when those issues come before the Court. This kind of near partisan politicing doesn't help the claims of those like Scalia that they are ruling based on law and not their own policy preferences.

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