Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Candidates on Judicial Philosophy

In recent times, Presidents have had the opportunity to appoint close to two hundred Article III judges in a given term, including two Justices to the Supreme Court. These judges serve for life.

In order to educate the public on how various Presidential candidates plan to fulfill this important responsibility the Federalist Society has invited each of the major Presidential contenders- including John McCain and Mitt Romney, from whom we have received initial submissions, as well as, on the Republican side, Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul, and on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama- to discuss the kinds of judges he or she would appoint if elected President. (The responses they have received are posted)

The Federalist Society has posted an online debate on Judicial Philosophy.

The candidates responses are interesting and very enlightening.