Robin Vander Wall
The wonderful thing about the federal judiciary, generally speaking, is that the Framers were wise enough to insulate that branch of government from political influence by making judicial appointments last for life. Federal judges generally care very little about the political implications of their rulings. However, an argument CAN be made that, owing to the intense politicization of the U.S. Senate (especially due to the effect of the 17th Amendment), the judges who sit on the U.S. Supreme Court are more partisan than they’ve ever been. This has become a problem and there is no easy solution to it.