Rugoz wrote:I love how the supreme court is supposed to be this neutral apolitical institution, yet everybody is utterly obsessed with the political leanings of whoever's going to be on it.
That's what you get with Perfectionist judges. When judges rule by what they think the law or constitution ought to mean rather than what it does mean, then what those judges think it ought to mean becomes vitally important. And when you've been advancing your political agenda through Perfectionist judges that share your beliefs in what the law or constitution ought to mean, then judges that rule according to what it does mean become threats.
—Mary Chesnut, 1861
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.