“Nothing Worthwhile Is Easy, Honey, You Know That …”
Governor Blunt has sent a detailed list of questions for the three potential Supreme Court nominees. And while 111 questions seems pretty detailed, it should be a detailed process to become a member of the Supreme Court, as in the quote I used above for the title, said by Clark Griswold to Ellen after she proposed flying to Wally World instead of driving.
The Federalist Society has released a study on this very topic the recent history of the Missouri Supreme Court, which I am pleased to share with you. It was written by lawyers for lawyers, so consider yourself warned, all you civilians (including me) out there. It will certainly add some intellectual depth to the ongoing dicussions of how Missouri appoints judges. I commend the governor and his staff for the thorough work they are putting into this effort. I have written before about how I like the judicial commission plan we have here in Missouri, but I completely agree with Bill McClellan’s assertions that the commission itself may have done more damage to the plan than any opponent could ever have hoped to do.