"That's right," Judge Mintall replies in the microphone. "Here it is: all candidates for Supreme Court Judge must forfeit their political identity in its entirety. There can be no proof they are Republican or Democrat."
"What part are you asking the media to play?"
"None. Obviously 'we the people' are free to guess. But a consistent 'no comment' is required by any judge wishing to become and remain a candidate for the highest court in the land."
“I see,” Kaitlyn understands. “Just out of curiosity, Judge Mintall, how do you feel about Capital Punishment or a women’s right to choose?”
"Kaitlyn, this new law expands fairness, preserves a maverick move, and is a better host to all the facts in a hearing. Instead of justice split of 3-to-6 or even 5-to-4, let’s go All-4-One with “liberty and justice for all.”
"I see. Well good luck to you Judge... in more ways than one."
This article is inspired by the Judge Mintall featured in cozy mystery Book 3: The Shotgun's Wedding and Book 5 Karma’s Collection