Mitt Romney marched into the Massachusetts State House in 2003 as a self-declared reformer, pledging to fix a judicial nominating system he decried as riddled with patronage and backroom deals.
Quoting John Adams, the new governor vowed to appoint judges purely on merit, put partisanship aside and restrict political contributions by those applying for the bench. “The citizens of Massachusetts deserve to have a squeaky-clean process that has no room for politics and favors,” Romney said as he announced changes to judicial selection that were hailed as a national model.
Three years later, Romney changed course. He effectively took over the independent judicial-screening commission he had unveiled with such fanfare. And as he geared up to run for president in 2008, he dismissed members of the commission who were resisting his choices for judgeships, according to documents and interviews.
I wish Ginzburg would retire NOW! She's going to wait until Romney gets elected and fuck everything up.
I've heard that "most important presidential election EVER" bit for five straight elections.
Given that after one of those [elections] the United States got into two (2) wars, each of which lasted longer than WWII and are still costing us 100+ billion dollars a year and after another we kicked off the biggest economic collapse since the great depression, are you arguing that they weren't?
Help me out here. What decisions of the Supreme Court affected those events?
The one [SCOTUS decision] that installed the liars who made them?
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