As a lifelong Mississippian, I’m hearing a lot of mumbling about Judge Southwick. He’s a good man, people of diverse political backgrounds tell me, and doesn’t deserve the scrutiny he’s currently facing. Maybe President Bush is a good man, too. It doesn’t really matter. Good men who harm our culture with bizarre, outdated rulings that promote racism and homophobia have no business on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Democratic Senate must do its job and block his nomination.
Tom Head’s “Civil Liberty” Blog