Skip to comments.Romney's Spotty Record on Judicial Appointments - 9 GOP Judges out of 36 (March 22, 2011)
Posted on 04/02/2012 1:29:48 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
On multiple occasions, Mitt Romney has expressed concern about the threat of activist judges. Not knowing much about his record on judicial appointments, I decided to a little digging. I was surprised to find that out of 36 judicial appointments (2003-2005), only 9 were Republicans. In fact, he appointed more Democrats than Republicans. How do these activist judges advance through the court system? Mitt Romney certainly knows the answer to that question.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show. In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters, and 14 registered Democrats.
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That’s a pretty conservative record for a RINO.
I’m honestly surprised that Romney could find 9 Republican judges, or even lawyers, in Massachusetts.
I have a vague memory of something from th 2008 campaign that mentioned the limitations that Romney had on either actually nominating judges; or about legislation that he could veto, but was over-ridden by the Dem dominated legislature, thus putting him in a position where he had no recourse but to sign it. Does anyone out there know about what I’m vaguely recalling?
In Hawaii, judicial positions are picked by the governor, but s/he can only pick among the candidates that a committee provides. During the Republican Governor Linda Lingle time, the committee was full of Dhims so she could only pick the least liberal ones. I’m not defending Romney, but I would like to see the mechanism in MA.