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June 22, 2004

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The judge's history is also wrong. It's been a few years since I read about this, so the details may not be quite right, but it happened something like this: in the 1933 German parliamentary elections, the Nazis actually lost seats, and Hitler was seen by many observers at the time as politically dead and on the way out. However, the leader of the majority party brought the Nazis into his government, thinking Hitler was a dupe who would be easy to control. Hitler than engaged in various parliamentary maneuvers to take control for himself. While it's true Hindenburg installed Hitler as chancellor, his role was only ceremonial (a doddering old man at the time, he hated Hitler and only made him chancellor because he had no choice). It was the leader of the governing party (whose name I can't remember) who actually brought Hitler back to political life and put him in a place of power.

Scott

Judge Calabresi's point was about how you view your role and use your power after assuming office by disputed/illegitimate/fishy means. Bush decided to go all out instead of seeking broad consensus and compromise (as, in the Judge's opinion, did Hitler and Mussolini). See a href="http://www.dclawstudent.blogspot.com/2004_06_01_dclawstudent_archive.html#108791323938382375">my post about the incident (I was there).

Tung Yin

Thanks, Scott. I'll grant that your point is, while still somewhat hyperbolic, more reasonable than what was reported. However, in looking at what was reported -- and this may be a case of the media emphasizing the wrong part of the response -- it still sounds like Judge Calabresi was complaining about Bush's ascension, and not his post-election agenda.

Chris Kane

It's not what the judge said, it's that it was said.

Most judges and attorneys are deeply involved in politics. That is especially true for judges the higher in the system they go.

Given this is true, how does one EVER get a fair trial. Luck of the draw?

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