With apologies to [Chief Justice John] Roberts, we expect the justices nowadays to mirror the polarization of our political branches, and that the court does comprise Obama judges and Trump judges, Bush judges and Clinton judges.

It’s problematic, though, from a moral leadership perspective, that they’re also stock-owning judges and faculty judges, partisan-event judges or junket judges.

Sure, there won’t be any more David Souters: none of today’s justices is a candidate to consistently switch sides of the partisan divide. But what the nine can and should do is come together and switch their deficient views on how an ethical, life-tenured federal official ought to act.