In the heat of recent judicial confirmations, the prospects that a litmus test for political ideological purity is the overriding standard, has finally been verbalized. Some may fear that this will politicize the judiciary. For those weak knee and spineless neophytes of the real politik, it is time that you face reality that the federal judge is a politician. The notion that the judiciary is above politics is lunacy. The pretense that has been fostered that lifetime appointments allow for independence is as inaccurate as saying that a jury is bound to follow the instructions of a judge. People need to deal with reality, and discard pious versions of a fairy tale.
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