Sanford Levinson makes an interesting point: William Rehnquist has been on the court for 34 years, 19 of them as chief justice; his immediate predecessors, Warren Burger and Earl Warren, together served only 32 years. Judges should have the self-discipline to know when to retire, but they clearly do not. Another scholar, David Garrow, demonstrated […]

Run Straight Down

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Apparently the ratings for Tucker Carlson’s heavily promoted, unwatchable MSNBC wankfest started off badly and got steadily worse. I’m sure this won’t persuade any network execs that there are any options besides recycling a self-impressed conservative hack in prime time….

Fox News: Give Rove a Medal

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You just knew that the difficult spot Karl Rove finds himself in would put a fair bit of stress on the already highly elastic boundaries of right-wing justificatory postmodernism. Sane people don’t try to predict the precise contours of such an exercise (if you twist your brain into such a position, you run the risk […]
As Atrios notes, this Salon article is just awful. If I can highlight one particularly illogical argument: Compelling a reporter to reveal his or her sources to the police turns that reporter into a police agent, and that’s not acceptable, even in unsavory circumstances like these. No reporter can be expected to check out the […]
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