Judicial independence must be preserved in our federal courts
We need to rethink how judicial nominees are selected. A president should of course look for individuals with conviction, knowledge, and experience. Americans do not want judicial nominees to have empty minds but rather open minds. How can a president deliver that? Not as Trump and his team have done by picking perhaps brilliant but confirmed ideologues, and those as young as possible, so they will sit for decades. A president should select lawyers known for their judgment and temperament. Their honesty and candor should be trusted by the bar if they are practicing attorneys.
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