Scalia: Judges have become too political

“Judges have become too much like politicians, with the unfortunate result that picking new ones has become needlessly partisan and time-consuming, Justice Antonin Scalia said Thursday.

As long as judges tinker with the Constitution to ‘do what the people want,’ instead of what the document actually commands, politicians who pick and confirm new federal judges will naturally want only those who agree with them politically, Scalia said. ” – AP

Ok, a couple of problems here:

1. Scalia, who hand picked our current president, has some nerve accusing other judges of being too political.

2. This reeks of Scalia injecting himself into the “activist judges” campaign that the Republican party has been mounting in order to discredit and emasculate an independent judiciary in this country. And by doing so, he’s even a bigger hypocrite doing it under the guise of complaining about judges becoming too political.

3. Duck hunting, anyone?

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