In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts:
- On the eve of U.S. Supreme Court arguments in a major employment discrimination case, Wal-Mart v Dukes, a Washington Post editorial was headlined, “Supreme Court justices aren’t political hacks in robes.”
- He is known as the “Ten Commandments judge.” Former Chief Justice Ray Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court is considering a campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, the Associated Press reported. Last year, Moore campaigned in Iowa against retention of three state Supreme Court justices who joined a ruling that permitted same-sex marriage, according to a Radio Iowa report.
- Judge M. Blane Michael of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals died at age 68. A Greenwire article about him in the New York Times was entitled, “Federal Judge is Remembered for Vigorous Dissent in Mountaintop Case.”