Carol Platt Liebau: A Judicial Controversy

Monday, January 08, 2007

A Judicial Controversy

St. Louis state court judge Robert Dierker has stirred quite an outcry with the publication of his new book, The Tyranny of Tolerance: A Sitting Judge Breaks the Code of Silence to Expose the Liberal Judicial Assault.

Phyllis Schlafly writes about the contoversy here.

I haven't yet had the chance to read Judge Dierker's book, but I did know him as the advisor to the Federalist Society when I was practicing law in St. Louis, and remember him as an intelligent, principled and thoroughly decent man. Not surprisingly, Democratic state legislator Joan Bray has filed a complaint against Dierker with Missouri's Commission on [Judicial] Retirement, Removal and Discipline, which -- in other circumstances -- would no doubt elicit complaints from the ACLU that Dierker is being harassed for having exercised his free speech rights.

Funny how people like Ms. Bray are never worried about perceived judicial bias when it comes to people like, say, Stephen Reinhardt, married to the Executive Director of Southern California's ACLU -- whose writings have shown a liberal bent every bit as pronounced as Judge Dierker's is conservative.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

A "liberal bent" is right. A non-liberal bent is wrong. Again the left is right and the right is wrong.

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