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On The Leaked Tribe Letter

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On October 29, 2010
What Greenwald said. On the first point, Paul’s post on Kagan and the legal establishment is obviously relevant. I just wonder if Tribe actually believes the highly implausible claims that Kagan will make Kennedy more liberal or if he was just telling Obama what he thought he wanted to hear to promote a colleague. Share

The Age Excuse

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On July 26, 2010

By far the most common defense of the Kagan pick in our comments sections has been to cite her age. Indeed, several regulars have made the claim that Diane Wood’s age should obviously have elimi

The Kagan Hearings

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On July 1, 2010
One the one hand, I agree with Rosen here, with the major caveat that “more substantive that the last three hearings” is a bar comparable to a major league team having a better shortstop than Yuniesky Betancourt.   Kagan’s answers have come closer to reflecting how Supreme Court actually works than has become the recent norm, […]
I guess she will be a judge in the same tradition as Louis Brandeis, in the same sense that Vincente Padilla is a “Dodgers Opening Day starter” in the tradition of  Sandy Koufax. To elaborate a bit, while they were different men in a number of ways, one thing that united the three previous holders […]
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Shorter Erick Erickson: If, like me, you’re not sufficiently literate to distinguish between normative and empirical arguments, than Elena Kagan is a total socialist!!!!!!! Because everybody pretty much believes everything they believed is an undergraduate!!!!!!!! I’m not even sure what the point is — I mean, please, torpedo her nomination! — but attempts to prove […]
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