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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
She used to work in a diner / never saw a woman look finer / I used to order just to watch her float across the floor
— Neil Young, Unknown Legend
September 5, 2005
Judicial Independence in the United States

President Bush - the leader of a nation in the midst of a massive disaster on a scale never seen on this continent - has named John Roberts as hsi choice to replace Rehnquist as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

This leaves me asking myself one serious question:

How can a judiciary remain independent and free of poiltical influence when the court’s highest job is chosen by the leader of the executive branch of the government?

I see an inherent conflict here - others might not.

Posted by skooter at 8:00 PM This entry is filed under Politics.

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