Stephen Carter and the Supreme Court

Stephen Carter has a nice piece in the NY Times about confirmation battles and why they threaten the independence of the judiciary.

As for me, I’m thinking Carter would make a pretty good nominee in his own right. In fact, I’d take him second only to Michael McConnell.


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  1. The NYT had an interesting piece on actually trying to define “Judicial Activism.” Turns out that if you define the term by a Judge’s action that negates a congressionally passed law (which some claim is counter-democratic) then the most activist SCOTUS judges are none other than Thomas and Kennedy. The least so are Breyer and Ginsburg.

    I can’t link to the article directly since you need a subscription, but here’s the CJR’s discussion of it (and they do link the story in case you do have a subscription)

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