Friday, May 20, 2005

My Challenge to Bush's Judicial Nominees

Here's a very simple litmus test I believe every nominee for a federal judicial position should be required to pass.

Summarize the main Constitutional arguments for and against (pick one: abortion, legal recognition of gay marriage, restrictions on gun ownership, or posting the Ten Commandments in government buildings) with an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each position. Do so without giving me the slightest clue how you would rule.

Any nominee who cannot do that, is not deserving of my trust that he or she will respect the views of others with different religious or philosophical views.