Posted BY: Renee Parsons
Even before Mike Lindell failed to find any judge or court in the country to hear his legal complaint about fraud in the 2020 election, a pervasive cynicism existed that the nation’s Judicial Branch could no longer be counted on for fairness and objectivity before overstepping its authority with an arbitrary dismissal based on “standing” or avoidance of an edgy political matter — all of which raises the question of how some judges become judges in the first place.
There is a general agreement that being a judge is a desirable, mostly cushy job. They pretty much make their own hours, set their own schedule and agenda, and establish judicial decisions with very little oversight or accountability. The question of how a judge survives a retention vote is a different standard; federal Article III judges never need fret about such archaic concerns.