U.S. Supreme Court

After Scolding, Justice Palmer's Nomination Moves Forward

After Scolding, Justice Palmer's Nomination Moves Forward

Supreme Court Justice Richard N. Palmer's bid for renomination cleared a hurdle with the legislature's Judiciary Committee Friday, but not before several Republican lawmakers gave brief civics lessons on the separation of powers in a democracy.

"I think that we need to make sure that the people on the other side of the street know which side of the street makes policy and which side just looks at the law and determines what the law is, not what it should be," said State Rep. Doug Dubitsky, R-47 District, referring to the state Supreme Court building across Capitol Avenue from the Legislative Office Building. "I think we need to definitely send a shot across the street...

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