"Fostering disrespect for judges can only encourage those that are on the edge, or the fringe, to exact revenge on a judge who ruled against them." -- Sobering words from Judge Joan Lefkow, whose husband and mother were murdered in her home earlier this year by a distraught man whose suit she had dismissed. She addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee today, right as the judicial nomination/filibuster circus gets underway, asking for more money for the Federal Marshals service and for certain right-wing idiots to stop their fiery anti-judiciary invective. I won't hold my breath on that.

1 comment:

Eva said...

Very good points. I am quite distressed by all the hoo-ha (that would be the technical term).