Think about it. We constantly talk about a "litmus test" to see what sort of a justice one will become whenever a candidate comes up for nomination to the high court. Politics swirled about the most recent nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, and still gets brought up any time a presidential candidate discusses potential nominations. It seems silly that we can make our own political demands on judges, yet they must never show a hint of ideology. Judges are real people who, hopefully, live in the same world that we do. So why can't we see a sign of life every now and again?