POTUS Nominating Judicial Appointees

The courts’ decisions “impact our lives,” said President Obama during his announcement today, but it’s no secret that this president has had a more challenging time of getting his nominees through the confirmation process than prior presidents. On average, President Obama’s nominees take three times longer than other presidents. Every president since Woodrow Wilson has nominated judges to the DC Circuit court bench, but partisan politics have stymied the process.… [Read more]

Wrap It Up, July 1, 2012

We started the week with a simple question: “Where’s the humanity?” What made us think about this was an article from an overseas newspaper that reported a man died because of the lack of access to health care — caused, in part, by policy. We found ourselves understanding that processes and procedures allow organisations to run more efficiently, but when those same means of operational effectiveness result in loss of life, all for the sake of following codes, then those procedures should be re-evaluated.… [Read more]

SCOTUS: A Vote of No Confidence

I found the following poll this morning:

“I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one: a great deal, quite a lot, some, or very little? What about the U.S. Supreme Court?”[Read more]