Sunday, December 25, 2016

Who Stole The Court?

The New York Times has an odd theory:
The Times accuses Republicans of impugning the institutional integrity of the court by a hyper-partisan charade, arguing the justices derive their legitimacy from their separation from the two political branches of government.

“Mr. McConnell and his allies took a torch to that idea — an outrageous gambit that, to nearly everyone’s shock, has paid off,” the Grey Lady says. “But while Republicans may be celebrating now, the damage they have inflicted on the confirmation process, and on the court as an institution, may be irreversible.”

The prospect of a Republican president appears to have helped the Times’ editorial board discover shortcomings of a confirmation process many believe has been broken for decades.
Because Democrats were so fair to Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas...

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