Thank you all for being generally kind to the legal profession. I do have to say however, that while in some cases it may seem like it is about money; and make no mistake, sometimes it is. It is not always the case.
Many, many times, people's lives and businesses are drasitically effected by court rulings every day. We have divorce cases, child custody cases, cases involving police powers (Does Miranda, Mirandizing mean anything to anybody here? It would if you've ever been arrested in the United States.)
Cases involving nudity, obscenity and toplessness (How do you think toplessness became allowed in Texas?) and such worked their way through the court system before the Texas legislature got hold of the bright idea. I can guarantee you that! A light bulb just did not go off above their heads!
Why do you think President Bush is making such a fuss over the Federal Court of Appeals and his nominees to the Federal bench, and his possible nominees to the Supreme Court? A while ago Chief Justice Rehnquist was seen being taken from the Court to the hospital. He is currently being treated for cancer. It is thought that Bush would nominate Justice Thomas or Scalia for Chief Justice should Rehnquist die.
It is getting late here, and I may seem long-winded, but it is important to think about. I thank you for your patience and your time, and I apologize for such a long post.