The Yale Law School chapter of the Federalist Society has a new blog, which should be a great resource for readers looking for discussions relating to legal issues and judicial nominations. The chapter’s website also includes a brief response to some of the media’s recent coverage of the organization and its supposed "secret influence." So what are the Society’s core principles that "raise questions" about alleged member John Roberts’ judicial temperament? The beliefs "that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be."
Are these principles supposed to be "controversial" or "outside the mainstream"? Those of you who share a belief in liberty and a dedication to the Constitution need not fret about the effect that John Roberts’ alleged membership will have on his chances of being confirmed. Apparently, "[j]ust because someone belongs to the Federalist Society does not inherently disqualify them." I should certainly hope not.