Thursday, July 26, 2007
Group to Protect Judges from Jeff Roe
Jeff Roe is committed to attacking judges. Thank goodness someone is standing up to him.
A new group was formed, Missourians for Fair and Impartial Courts. They are stepping up to ensure that the 3rd Branch of Government is not composed of partisan hacks, but intelligent folks who want to follow the law. This isn't about frivolous lawsuits (which everyone hates). It’s about, in part, protecting businesses (the lion's share of civil suits are filed by corporations).
Business know that fair and impartial courts are an important part of Missouri's economic engine. Trade partners from other states or countries are more likely to partner with Missouri companies if they know the courts are beyond the influence of politics and will apply the law fairly and consistently. Businesses expect courts to not be swayed by public opinion or interest groups.
So, at least there is an alternative to the Jeff Roe "put your judge up for sale" approach. The Missouri Plan worked for Ashcroft, it worked for Bond. Somehow, when gay marriage and abortion got old, beating up on judges became cool with some of the Republicans. Enough already.