Benchslap of the Day: Justice Scalia Pulls Rank on Judge Posner « Above the Law: A Legal Web Site – News, Commentary, and Opinions on Law Firms, Lawyers, Law School, Law Suits, Judges and Courts: "Judge Posner’s ideological drift; as he recently told NPR, he has grown less conservative “since the Republican Party started becoming goofy"
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I read this before. And as the person who quoted it before mentioned, it makes no sense. Why would a judge evaluate ideas based on anything other than their merits?
Is Posner saying that he bases his political ideological preferences on the coolness of the members of the party most associated with the particular ideology?