Monday, May 09, 2005

Playing politics with the Judiciary....

As if there weren't enough cases of Republicans using their newfound power to try and put the screws to judges who hand down rulings they disagree with, Missouri Republicans are proposing a constitutional ammendment to change the process by which judges are impeached.

One judge in particular, Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman, was re-elected last year despite the efforts of the bill's sponsor, Rep. Ed Emery, R-Lamar. Emery told the Post he isn't even exactly sure why he opposes Teitelman.

When we have elected officials tinkering with our governing documents who aren't even clear about the reasoning of their actions, it should be a time of great concern for those interested in legitimate, democratic representative government.

Correction: The MO Supreme Court Judge's first name is Richard, not Mark as I previously wrote. Thanks to the anonymous commenter who pointed that out.

- Murphy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The judge's name is Richard Teitelman, not Mark.