But if you leave
Don't look back
I'll be running the other way
Savvy point made by Judge Nap near the bottom of his essay: "The whole purpose of an independent judiciary is to be anti-democratic."
What this means is that the court's job is to protect people from unconstitutional behavior that may emanate from the two branches of the federal government that are elected by democratic means.
It is the judiciary's responsibility to ensure that government installed by democratic process cannot run roughshod over an individual's life, liberty, or property.