To the editor:
During a heated discussion last week with friends who worried about future U.S. Supreme Court decisions that may favor support or harm to Obama-promoted laws, I was disturbed by the vitriolic criticism of the court itself.
“They favored Bush in the Florida election fiasco,” said one. “Some are too old to be on the bench,” said another. “The judges should have limited terms of seven to 10 years,” said yet another. “Poppycock,” said I.
Those persons selected by the president as his choice to sit on the court must undergo a rigorous examination of their character, past decisions and comments to a congressional panel. None of the congresspeople had their character or ability so closely checked before they were elected.
Supreme Court justices are free from outside pressure. They cannot be fired or voted out of office. Even their law clerks were selected as outstanding law school graduates. So that court building is filled with experts on the Constitution and U.S. laws. Let’s support it.