Just one week after both houses of the New York legislature backed a plan to ensure that the person who receives the most votes in a presidential election actually becomes President of the United States, a majority of the Maine state senate threw their support behind the same plan.
If allowing a single person to spend millions of dollars to change the outcome of an election is a bad idea, then it is a bad idea no matter what kind of legal regime permits that spending to take place.
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ThinkProgress' review of the three judges' records suggests that supporters of marriage equality should be cautiously optimistic going that at least two of these judges will side against discrimination.
The sad truth is that lawyers can take lucrative jobs in large corporate law firms and reveal little about their politics in the process. But a lawyer who gives up most of their earning power to serve the public interest outs themself as a passionate advocate for issues that many senators oppose.
Among other things, Judge Kopf reveals that he has "been a dirty old man ever since I was a very young man. Except, that is, when it comes to my daughters (and other young women that I care deeply about)."