No Experience? No Problem!
We’ll Start You Out As A Supreme Court Justice
By Dell Hill
supreme court is the highest court in the land. State supreme courts
are the highest courts within each state for jurisdiction on state legal
matters. Most supreme court judges have served for many years as
triers of fact at local and district court levels, attaining invaluable
experience, before earning highly sought-after supreme court
Not so in Vermont.
Here’s the WCAX TV report on Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s (D) first appointment to the state’s highest court.
“Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has named his choice to sit on Vermont Supreme Court.
Shumlin has chosen his own legal counsel, Beth Robinson, for the job.
Robinson has no experience as a judge. She is best known for leading the legal battle to legalize same-sex marriage in Vermont.
is Shumlin's first appointee to the 5-member high court. If confirmed
by the Legislature, she will replace Justice Denise Johnson who retired
from the bench in August.”
has no experience as a judge”! She hasn’t even presided over family
court matters. Has never been directly involved in the administration
of the rules of civil and criminal procedure. Has never considered the
points of law required to render a judicial decision and Governor
Shumlin thinks she’s qualified to be a State SUPREME COURT JUSTICE.
for her reported “legal battle to legalize same-sex marriage in
Vermont”, it isn’t exactly difficult to get legislation passed in
Vermont. Both the House and Senate are very heavily Democrat controlled
and, of course, the Governor is also a Democrat.
elected to state offices in Vermont would save themselves a lot of time
and wasted effort by simply staying home during the legislative
sessions. They won’t, of course. They’ll try to make themselves heard
above the roar of the Democrat’s iron grip on the state, but - for the
most part - they’re just going through the motions.
we’ll hear how these same Democrats have voted to approve the
nomination of a totally inexperienced person as a Justice on the Vermont
Clearly a “political payback appointment” to a good soldier in Shumlin’s cause.
hope they all realize that if she’s confirmed, Robinson will have to
recuse herself on any and all matters involving same-sex issues that
come before the state’s highest court. She just might be said to have a