A controversial decision by conservative judges on the DC Court of Appeals regarding the subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act has reignited the debate whether judges these days base decisions on the law or justify their personal biases with the law.

(To tune of “Whom Can I Turn To,” by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (1964))

Who’ll judge the judges?
When politics moves them.
Who render decisions,
Make unwise revisions.
That no law behooves them.

With no laws that bind them.
Big money behind them.
They’ll make up the rules.
A country of fools,
Will laugh and not mind them

Those artful opinions
That favor the wealthy.
The rich earn a buffer.
The poor only suffer.
How can that be healthy?

With them we’re in trouble.
With them dreams are passé.
And who’ll judge the judges?
When they judge that way.

Lyric © 2014 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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