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Old January 14, 2013, 03:45 PM   #59
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
Posts: 8,750
Most state court judges are elected. Federal judges are not. It's a balancing act either way and a matter of tradeoffs.

Originally Posted by mrbatchelor
Well, I'm certainly no lawyer, so I'm not taking on Frank.

I would ask his opinion on this analysis from the Cato institute regarding a state's capacity to resist federal intervention...
Only had a chance to glance at it so far. I'll read it when I get some time and post my thoughts.
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