April 10, 2010

GOP doesn't want another John Roberts

The umpire who prefers strikes to balls
Senate Republicans said Obama's Supreme Court nominee should not be an activist, which they describe as someone driven by a preferred result rather than by the law.
Evidently they've not read Justice Stevens's Citizens United v. FEC dissent. Or Stevens's opinion in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, in which case they don't want another William Rehnquist either.

First of all I'd like to see Senate Republicans justify the proposition, on "original intent" grounds, that the Framers had in mind whining and weeping in public like colicky babies when they wrote "Advice."

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