A Court of Super-Legislators

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: May 17, 2010 9:59 AM
My Townhall column discusses the reason that Supreme Court confirmation hearings in the post-Bork era have devolved into political food fights -- and why the Democrats began the practice of treating potential justices like politicians.  It's because they see judges as super-legislators, which means that (contrary to previous understandings about judicial impartiality) their own personal and political views matter very, very much.