"In our constitutional order, justices are not on anybody's team. They have a very different role to play. As a Supreme Court justice, Ms. Kagan's job description would change dramatically. Far from being a member of the president's team, she'd suddenly be serving as a check on it. This is why the Founders were insistent that judges be independent arbiters, not advocates."
—Sen. Mitch McConnell
I get it! Democratic appointees should be blank-slate umpires, but Republican Federalist Society stalwarts should only claim to be dispassionate and non-ideological, when questioned by Democratic senators at their confirmation hearings.