"activist" judges

King of Zembla points us to the greatest danger of conservative judicial nominations. In my uneducated opinion, I agree that conservative judges have the most leaway (in terms of lack of precedence) to change the way things are done and can do the most damage (where the least amount of public attention is focussed these days because of "more important" issues) in the area of individual decisions permanently affecting our treatment of the natural environment.

Update: Scrutiny hooligans point out that we have been insufficiently realistic:

"I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence."

A radical tree-hugging socialist environmentalist decrying the loss of smurlbat habitat? Sadly, No! It's a quote from a conservative Senator.

No worries, though, the world will be much safer if only they'll start going after those SUV arsonists!