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The “Paper Trail” Myth

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On July 25, 2010
Essentially, among people who don’t think that the Supreme Court’s perspectives should range only from “Rockefeller Republican” to “Newt Gingrich Republican,” there have been two excuses for nominating Elena Kagan in a context that would permit a much more clearly liberal nominee. The first of these — age — I’ll leave for a subsequent post. […]

Whiff

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On May 9, 2010
Apparently, Elena Kagan will be nominated for the Supreme Court.   I will go into more detail about this later, but there shouldn’t be any sugarcoating — it’s a poor choice.    One way of seeing this is to examine Marty Peretz’s attempted defense.   Boil off the usual add homienems and you’re left with no actual real […]

For A Change…

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On April 12, 2010

Over at the Prospect I make the case for nominating an actual liberal for the Supreme Court.  In particular, there’s no political reason for not doing so: It might be objected at this point tha

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