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February 03, 2011

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Tim

A very nice post that makes me regret I didn't take any of Professor Onwuachi-Willig's courses during my time at Iowa. I'm sure she would do a good job on the court, though I don't know anything about the other candidates.

As a somewhat-related aside, Professor Wenger's comical comments betray the big lie about "merit selection"--that it takes the politics out. Instead of focusing on her intellect or experience, Professor O-W's candidacy is used as a cudgel against those evil homophobic right-wing racists. Now, certainly the other extreme, partisan elections, has the tendency to politicize the courts in at least equally distasteful ways. But at least it's openly political. As long as judges are chosen by politicians, it will be political. Merit selection just hides it.

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