As a retired civil rights and constitutional law attorney, I wonder how many others in the legal profession have pondered how five of the most unethical Supreme Court “Justices” in United States history became judges in the first place.

Behold the credentials of those who not only have the potential to destroy the rights of millions, but who may destroy democracy itself: an accused sex offender who is on a vendetta against people of his own caste; a second accused sexual assaulter who was not properly investigated before being implicated through the corroboration process; two anachronisms that believe we are still living in the Middle Ages; and a slave from a religious cult, eager to ignore Christ’s admonition about gaining the world and losing the soul, by embracing the hypocritical system of Mitch McConnell.

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If they represent the pinnacle of America’s legal world, I shudder for the nation when I think of what may lie beneath them.

David R. Hoffman, South Bend, Indiana

politicians must deal with traffic

We hear the various candidates talk about the usual issues: crime, taxes, jobs, education, etc. When will they tell us what they will do about the impasse?

The width and number of traffic lanes have been cut, which can’t help but exacerbate gridlock. A classic example of this is the 18th Street Bridge, where two lanes in each direction have been cut to one.

We think about congestion affecting commuters, but it also slows down first responders. I’ll never forget the time an ambulance got stuck in traffic, between my car and a planter. This could be a member of your family or a car responding to an emergency with a red light runner. The next fire truck you see could be responding to a fire in your home, hospital or bike shop.

Larry E. Nazimek, Lincoln Square

here’s a tip

Let me protest a recent article in the Sun-Times which argued against tipping restaurant workers. Perhaps the author and others do not understand that the minimum wage standard does not apply to many hospitality workers. In the new year, their pay has been increased to $7.80 an hour. Their suggestions are expected to meet the $13 minimum wage level. My sister had been a waitress for many years, working hard and always trying to do her best for the patrons, yet she never earned much. For more information, the late Barbara Ehrenreich wrote a wonderful book, “Serving in Florida,” which included a profile of waitresses and the financial aspects of the job.

Mary Anne Brown, Lincoln Square

America’s Most Wanted

Republican Representative Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, tweeted that all criminals should be jailed. I agree 100%. Can’t wait to see Donald Trump in orange jumpsuit.

Thomas Bajorek, Burbank

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