Supreme Court doesn't represent America's needs

Published: Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014 - 9:04 am
Last Modified: Friday, Apr. 4, 2014 - 5:36 am

Re "Election donor limits lifted" (Page A1, April 3): It's way past time for a change in the selection of candidates to the Supreme Court. These folks are appointed by the president of the hour and serve a lifetime.

How can one in a position like that feel in the least responsible to the electorate? Of course, now that all campaign reform has been thrown out, electing the Supreme Court would be the same as any other election overly funded by special interests.

The rules have been blown away. There's a strong possibility we'll see powerful money backing people simply to advance the cause of a totally unrelated candidate. The job of the Supreme Court is wholly constitutional. Yet it remains that the Constitution is of another, narrower time and is hardly representative of the needs of our country in 2014. The Supreme Court has closed the door on honesty, facts, fairness and America.

-- Kathy Stricklin, Arden Arcade

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