May 13, 2019
I’ve said it before (probably too many times for my regular readers), and I’ll say it again (probably too many times for my regular readers): The single most important issue in any Presidential election is judicial appointments. They last a lifetime.
Here’s a case in point. Michigan has a law that allows the State to suspend the driver’s licenses of people who are delinquent in paying court fines (a practice that some states have abandoned, and which some courts have ruled unconstitutional). The policy obviously impacts impoverished people more far harshly than the well-to-do, which is why a federal lawsuit was brought seeking to have Michigan’s law invalidated on equal protection grounds.
Three judges heard the case. One was appointed by the older President Bush, one was appointed by President Obama, and one was appointed by President Trump. The vote was 2-1 in favor of upholding the law.
Want to guess which judge voted which way?