Judge by popularity


When I was young, my father advised registration as a Republican because there was more room for differing opinions in that party in a post-Johnson era. I declined and have remained one of America’s most sought after people, an independent voter.

The announcement that the party will challenge three distinguished justices of the Supreme Court because of their honest reading of the law stands in stark contrast to his recommendation.

Of us, it requires two actions: first, to resoundingly reject their effort at intimidation; and, second, that we look again at how we select our judges. If they are required to justify their reading of the law for its popularity, cases should be decided by the Gallup poll, and a new era of tyranny will follow.

Terence Connor, Coral Gables

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