A few random thoughts/links about the big news you may have already heard about, Obama tapping Sonia Sotomayor as his first pick:It's a good, solid pick. Not a home run.
Made by Charlie Savage:Most of the half-dozen or so candidates Mr. Obama is weighing have little by which to gauge whether their appointment might create a majority with greater sympathy.
Jan Crawford Greenburg convincingly speculates that Diane Wood should be considered the frontrunner to be Obama's first Supreme Court nominee. Given the current candidates -- i.e. given that Karlan doesn't.
Writing with respect to Ed Gillespie's preemptive defense of Republican hypocrisy over judicial appointments, Johnathan Adler comments:I understand this view, even as I lament it. I continue to believe the.
If you think that careful evaluations of a judge's opinions are more relevant than anonymous gossip, Tom Goldstein's post is for you. As one would expect, the opinions are those.
That's Rick Hasen's prediction. And actually, that would be fine with me; she seems very impressive and more liberal than anybody on the current Court. Jan Crawford Greenburg, on the.
Two good posts from the XX factor about the anti-Sotomayor smear campaign. First, Bazelon explores the obvious double standards in the criticisms of Sotomayor's temperament. (See also here.) Second, Lithwick.
I've seen in several places that Souter, while an admirable justice, didn't produce a lot of memorable quotes. I suppose this is true. But his coruscating demolitions of the Rehnquist.