Obama nominates Butler to federal judgeship

This is a good selection…

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis B. Butler was nominated by President Barack Obama Wednesday for a federal judgeship in the Western District of Wisconsin, according to a statement from the White House.

Butler was the first African-American to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He was appointed in 2004 by Gov. Jim Doyle and he served until 2008 when he lost an election for the court seat to then Burnett County Circuit Judge Michael Gableman.


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4 thoughts on “Obama nominates Butler to federal judgeship

  1. Please explain. This man was rejected by the voters not once, but TWICE. The President has the right to nominate anyone he wishes, but this is nothing more than a political appointment. I hate to sound like a broken record, but had Bush done this you would have cried shenanigans. Please explain the difference.

    1. forgot, wanna talk about Harriet Miers? Let’s not forget GWB nominated her for a seat on the United States Supreme Court despite the fact that she possessed no judicial experience at all.

  2. Zach, I agree. But I don’t think many conservatives were saying “This is a good selection…” in that instance.

    I was not saying conservatives weren’t guilty of the same thing, I was just calling in to question how you could say this was a good selection.

    1. I think it’s a good selection on many levels. Simply because Butler lost two elections doesn’t mean he’s not a good jurist.

      Hell, if we applied your logic, then how the hell was John Ashcroft qualified to serve in President Bush’s Cabinet, considering he lost an election in Missouri to a dead guy?

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