You have read about the Hon. Judge Richard Leon here http://news.yahoo.com/judge-issued-nsa-ruling-often-bucks-executive-181916276–politics.html.
He is the judge who said essentially the NSA has no clothes. That their spying program violates the very foundation of our country’s values. Yeah, he’s that guy.
You should understand that’s it’s hard for a judge to get to that level and take any kind of stand for justice. By the time you arrive there you have been taught that up is down, left is right and following precedent is the order of the day, even if precedent is stupid and misguided.
After decades of judges handing down opinions based on their knowledge, and that knowledge coming from people who were hand picked to be out of touch with the rest of us, it is easy to see how we have come so far and have gotten lost so deeply.
If you look at the pathway to becoming a federal judge, it is hard to imagine anyone with any common sense making it there at all. Let’s take a stroll down the judge selection process.
It’s literally starts in kindergarten. Little Johnny or Tammy is noticed as being bright. Being bright consists of two things, he or she can spell PURPLE, and they seem to listen when the teacher talks … which is totally important to the teacher.
With these gifts, the child is told that they are special all the way through elementary school. When they get to high school they take Advanced Placement classes, because someone that bright should take those kinds of classes.
Spoiler Alert: Possible diversion ahead. If in high school Johnny or Tammy manage to pull their nose out of a book for a moment or two and get a friend or two they might have a girl or boyfriend (those should be of the opposite sex), but in that relationship they must not get in any of the makeup/breakup shenanigans that we normal people like to call stalking, domestic battery, etc. Nor should they share any drugs with other students … because that could snatch them off of the federal judge track, unless of course their parents hire a lawyer and fix that.
After being praised in high school for not beating up their boy/girl friend in public and not doing drugs, it’s off to college to show em’ what you got. It helps if you ace college, because you will need that little pick me up for law school. And what I mean by that is that there will need to be some reason for you to be selected for editor of the law journal, and after law school for you to be selected as clerk for an appellate judge.
In the alternative you could also go work as a assistant attorney general. Either way you have to build the resume so that you can get noticed and appointed by the President. Note: you are selected by the President, but you are unselected by the Senate for any dirt they can dig up on you, so you have to keep those DUIs and Domestic Battery records to a minimum.
So as you can appreciate, you finally get to be judge by avoiding life in general. Sure you can have a wacky hobby like origami or playing the accordion, which further demonstrates how out of touch you are.
Because you have essentially made it there by avoiding things, you can imagine that your not much of a boat rocker. So when a guy comes along and tells the government which way is up he is pretty rare, given the way we select them.