I'm more of an ACS kind of guy, but I do have to give the Federalist Society props for their own integrity in knocking down this ludicrous campaign to remove Justices Quince, Lewis, and Pariente:
A Florida professor commissioned by the conservative Federalist Society to review controversial cases of the three Florida Supreme Court justices up for merit retention concluded Wednesday that some of the most loaded charges used by opponents against the justices are unfounded. Download Federalist SocietyOh don't be so sure, Professor -- since when have facts stopped the Koch brothers?
“There does not appear to be a pattern of unprincipled decision-making by any of the justices of the Florida Supreme Court,’’ wrote Florida International University law professor Elizabeth Price Foley after analyzing nine controversial cases since 2000. “There are disagreements, true. But disagreements do not suggest that those with whom you disagree are unprincipled.”
Although the Federalist Society does not take a position in the merit retention races, Foley said in a conference call with reporters that her review found that the controversial rulings “are in fact supported by some prior precedent and they do involve acceptable methods of legal reasoning.” Opponents who want to accuse them of judicial activism, she said, are “going to have a hard time making that label stick.’’
PS -- The endorsements keep rolling in: