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Yes, Virginia

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On May 8, 2009
Darren Hutchinson has a good response to Orrin Hatch’s signal that — should she be the nominee — he plans to make a big deal out of Sotomayor’s comment that the “Court of Appeals is where policy is made.” This being a judicial confirmation hearing, I suppose we have to return to a level of […]

Clerks — Who Cares?

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On May 8, 2009

To add to the additional commentary about the tendentious TNR smear of Sonia Sotomayor, I think it’s worth asking about the genre of putting substantial weight on the testimony of clerks at all.

Yep, were going to see a lot more of this type of whining. Which, given that when it comes to Supreme Court appointments you’re obviously choosing from among a large pool of potentially good candidates rather than trying to identify the “best qualified” candidate in any meaningful sense, is even sillier than usual. Although, in […]
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