Among the documents produced so far was a curiosity -- a memo by the young [John] Roberts arguing against lifetime appointments for the federal judiciary, coming to light more than two decades later as he now holds one such lifetime post as a federal appeals judge and hopes to hold another on the high court.Well, at least I know he's capable of refreshing reason and sober logic.
Roberts wrote in a memo on Oct. 3, 1983, to White House counsel Fred F. Fielding that the Constitution "adopted life tenure at a time when people simply did not live as long as they do now," and he argued that limiting the terms of federal judges would ensure a fresh supply of talent and guard against "ivory tower" elitism, according to an Associated Press report.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Look who agrees with me (and John Fund, ugh):
Posted by Grey Matter at 9:28 PM