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The Great Circle Jerk Of the American Meritocracy


I will have more thoughts about this later today, but here’s an amuse bouche:

I mean, you might have thought that, say, Alito and O’Kavanaugh might have cut a deal to at least put the Chua-Rubenfield Special Snowflake in the former’s chambers to make it a little less obvious. But on the other hand why not send the message directly? In Donald Trump’s America, why be subtle?

Anyway, let us never forget the great sacrifice of having to get a clerkship from a different Article III judge before getting the most prestigious clerkship at all from the nominee she sucked up to during the nomination:


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