Re: From the "I could have told you that" department:
This bums me out. This is one reason why I don't like politicizing selection of judges. In Minnesota, when the governor is about to appoint a judge, the bar association gives all lawyers a list of those who applied to be judge and we vote for our favorite. The vote totals are given to the governor. The last time a judge was appointed in my area, an overwhelming majority voted for one candidate. The local lawyers knew him well, considered him as a person with no axe to grind, and would make fact based decisions. Instead, the governor appointed a guy with all of six votes. But of the same political party.
No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA