Author: Scott Lemieux

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Remakes and Reissues

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On November 8, 2005
I see here that there will be a remake of the greatest of all heist movies, Rififi [Mmm, probably not a great idea] starring Al Pacino [This whole casting system is out of order!!!!!!!!!] and directed by Mercury Rising auteur Harold Becker [No, really, see the original. I mean, I love Pacino too, when he’s […]

On the Filibuster

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On November 7, 2005
As many people have argued, I would advocate that Alito be filibustered in the Senate. About the nature of his conservatism, there’s simply no serious debate, as I have argued here and here and here and here; any systematic look at his decisions indicates that he’s overwhelmingly likely to be a Scalia/Thomas/Rehnquist kind of conservative, […]

It’s the Votes

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On November 6, 2005

Preparing links for a new Alito link dump, I notice that this excellent New Republic cover story is behind the subscription wall, and I wanted to get some excerpts online. It’s particularly rele

Parasite

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On November 5, 2005
Wankers just don’t get much bigger than former PMRC shill and Art Garfunkel analogue Mike Love: In court papers filed this week in Los Angeles, Love accused Wilson, his cousin, of promoting the 2004 release of Smile in a way that “shamelessly misappropriated Mike Love’s songs, likeness and the Beach Boys trademark, as well as […]

Last One, I Swear

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On November 5, 2005

Ezra provides a valuable service in two ways. First, he accurately summarizes the thesis of Maureen Dowd’s new book (along with her other columns on the subject): “she and her friends are

Proceed With Extreme Caution

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On November 4, 2005
Kevin Drum thinks that Alito is signaling that he won’t overturn Roe. Well, I suppose this is literally true, but I think Kevin is misreading what this means for his future jurisprudence: All of Alito’s statements have to be taken in the context of the Republican strategy for confirming Alito. The only way that the […]

More MoDo

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On November 3, 2005

As a break from the relentless Alito posts, why not a little more-MoDo bashing? It has been a few days, after all. Julia starts things off ny noting that her experiences may not be entirely representa

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