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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Feddie and Frum Nail the Miers' Nomination

Steve Dillard ("Feddie") of Southern Appeal and David Frum on NRO have nailed why Miers' nomination is problematic. Here's an excerpt from Frum:

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The objection to Miers is not that she is not experienced enough or not expensively enough educated for the job. It is that she is not good enough for the job.

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And she will remain not good enough even if she votes the right way on the court, or anyway starts out voting the right way. A Supreme Court justice is more than just a vote. A justice is also a voice.

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Believe it or not, legal conservatism is a powerful and compelling school of thought. The Scalias and the Thomases and the Rehnquists have had their effect not by forcing their positions on the country by brute vote-counting, but by persuasion.

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