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Monday, January 14, 2008

AFJ & Firedoglake Chat Continues on Justice Watch

Check out AFJ's Firedoglake web chat from today - http://firedoglake.com/2008/01/14/the-first-monday-series-a-chat-with-nan-aron-of-afj/.

If you missed the chat and have a question to add, please post it in the comments section below.


DClbh said...

Your organization talks a lot about what qualities are undesirable in federal judges, can you be a little more specific about what qualities are desirable in a nominee to the federal bench? Fair and balanced are pretty general terms. What should presidents, lawmakers and voters look for in a judge?

Alliance for Justice said...

They should look for someone with a record that shows not only strong professional accomplishments, but also impeccable integrity and a demonstrated commitment to equal justice. Someone who has already served as a judge should be able to point to rulings favoring the ordinary person and against big business. Someone was has not served as a judge should be able to point to a record of public service. Since federal judges are appointed for life, every aspect of their professional record should be carefully scrutinized to make sure that they will bring compassion and an open mind to their application of the law to the people whose lives their decisions will affect.