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Tuesday, October 13, 2020


 I have been loosely following the SCOTUS confirmation hearing minutes and this caught my eye:

In response to questions from Graham, Barrett described her judicial philosophy and sought to dispel claims that judges who believe in originalism and textualism rule in lockstep.

"If I'm confirmed, you would not be getting Justice Scalia, you would be getting Justice Barrett," Barrett said. "And that's so because originalists don't always agree and neither do textualists."

Barrett noted that the late Justice Antonin Scalia and current Justice Clarence Thomas, who shared the same judicial philosophy, did not find themselves on the same sides of cases at times.

Great. Something to look forward to. A new justice somewhere in between Thomas and Scalia. Batten down the hatches, America. It will be a very interesting ride.



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Jon Harwood said...

I am finding it hard to follow this particular dog and pony show. The thing is so stinking unfair and hypocritical.

Liz said...

It makes me sick.I decided not to watch the judiciary hearings ( other than Kamala) because I can't stand it anymore. I am even more scared at the plan for "need immunity". I am not site of any member of our family could survive. Shaking a lot.