February 16, 2011

The enduring genius of Patrick McIlheran

'He's a right-wing guy who links to good reading on teh Web'

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's award-winning calumnist Patrick McIlheran haplessly attempts to erect some kind of argument on a piece of nonsense authored by James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal, whose own premise has to do with Justice Antonin Scalia allegedly violating the Code of Conduct for United States Judges.

But sadly for both Taranto and McIlheran, the referenced Code does not apply to Supreme Court Justices.* McIlheran's rendering of Judge Ralph Adam Fine's opinion in Wisconsin Judicial Commission v. Gableman is likewise inept, but we'll have to save that for another time. Because for all the local conservative intelligentsia's** hooting about the three Wisconsin Supreme Court challengers' raising the Gableman case, they sure do love to talk about it themselves. So don't worry, we haven't heard the end of it. From the conservatives.

* Mr. Taranto actually links to the Code, but apparently scurried past the introduction to all the 'shoulds' and 'should-nots,' which in any event aren't especially punishing on anybody, something McIlheran might have noticed himself if he'd paid any attention to Judge Fine.

** Generally the triumvirate of McIlheran, Sykes, and Esenberg.


Grant said...


Display Name said...

Boy, if you ever stopped blogging about Wisconsin legal issues, who would Esenberg flail against? Althouse?