Reagan Circuit Judges Assault the Rule of Law

National Law Journal, Vol. 5, No. 22 (February 7, 1983), p. 12


Since President Reagan has demonstrated no reluctance to appoint law professors to the federal judiciary, it may be appropriate to take another look at the proper role of the Senate in reviewing and approving these most important presidential appointments. In particular the question arises to what extent should a person's public expression of and commitment toward an ideology hostile to prevailing law and public policy effectively preclude him from serving as a judge?