One state's reject is another man's treasure. In Judge Louis Butler's
case, that "other man" is the President of the United States. After
losing a seat on the state Supreme Court--not once, but twice--Butler
has been tapped for a promotion: a lifetime post on the federal
The President's latest nominee is so unpopular
in his own state that when he campaigned for the Supreme Court in 2000,
he lost in all 72 counties. Now, as the Wall Street Journal points out, those same voters will have "years to contend with the decisions of a judge they made clear they would rather live without."
his years on the bench, the people of Wisconsin had plenty to complain
about. Butler proved to be a liberal judicial activist who would side
with radical abortion and same-sex "marriage"
special interest groups. Last year, he was endorsed by the who's who of
the extreme Left, including Wisconsin 's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender PAC and Planned Parenthood.
His reputation on
criminal cases was so slanted that it earned him the nickname "Loophole
Louie." In one case, involving a murderer who pummeled a woman to death
with a baseball bat, Butler ignored the Supreme Court precedent and threw out evidence used to convict the killer.
He's also shown a penchant for throwing out the U.S. Constitution. In a 2008 interview, Butler said, "In applying the Constitution, you need to look at where things have evolved and adapt accordingly."