Rudy’s judicial “out”reach
As we’ve reported here, Rudy Giuliani has acquired a staff in Iowa. They’ve been making phone calls and have been present at a couple events in the last few weeks. It seems strange that they would skip that event. To rub salt in the wound the keynote speaker specifically mentioned the importance of supporting candidates that are pro-life. You would think this is a group Rudy would be targeting, not ducking.
Then Politico piled on. Reporter Ben Smith has this must read article about the not-so constructionist judges Rudy was appointing in New York. Here are some particularly damning passages.
A Politico review of the 75 judges Giuliani appointed to three of New York state's lower courts found that Democrats outnumbered Republicans by more than 8 to 1. One of his appointments was an officer of the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges. Another ruled that the state law banning liquor sales on Sundays was unconstitutional because it was insufficiently secular.
A third, an abortion-rights supporter, later made it to the federal bench in part because New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a liberal Democrat, said he liked her ideology.
International Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges huh?
How is that going to play in Sioux County….