Supreme Court Confirmation

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More Evidence that Dobson is Lying

In all the brouhaha over James Dobson being given secret information, I have maintained all along that James Dobson is lying. He first claimed to be given information by the White House that was “confidential” and that he “probably shouldn’t have” that made him endorse the Miers nomination, but he couldn’t say what that information…

Shooting Down the New Confirmation Spin

The latest development in the Harriet Miers confirmation fight is this ridiculous talking point from the White House, via James Dobson: Some of the other candidates who had been on that short list, and that many conservatives are now upset about were highly qualified individuals that had been passed over. Well, what Karl told me…

Comedy Writer Wants Bork on Court

Ned Rice, who is billed as a staff writer for the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (who?), has a piece in the National Review, in which he claims to be entirely serious, urging Bush to withdraw the Miers nomination and replace her with Robert Bork, who was already shot down in 1987. In the…

Dobson Spills the Beans….or not

Remember the other day when I predicted that James Dobson would lie rather than give up what Karl Rove told him about the Miers nomination? Looks like I was right. Here’s what Dobson says he was told: The privileged information, Dobson said on the broadcast, was that “Harriet Miers is an evangelical Christian, that she…

Harriet Miers and the Aristocrats Joke

Okay, this is only for those with a very dark sense of humor, and even among those, will probably only be funny either to those who’ve seen The Aristrocrats or know the joke that is the basis of that movie. If those things are true – and you have a strong stomach – go here.…

Jim Lindgren of the Volokh Conspiracy has an interesting post examining what sorts of nominees ultimately end up drifting to the left once they’re on the court. He looks at Republican court appointees since Eisenhower, who famously nominated the men he called his two greatest mistakes, liberal judicial heroes Earl Warren and William Brennan. Likewise,…

Few strains run quite as deep in the American psyche as a pervasive anti-intellectualism that has somehow inverted the notion that all people are equal before the law and possessed of the same unalienable rights into the currently fashionable fake egalitarianism that lies at the heart of so much nonsense. There is a subset of…

Dobson and the Miers Nomination

James Dobson is one of the few religious right leaders who has endorsed the nomination of Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court (Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ being the other notable one). But Dobson has been spouting off about his inside information. We know from reports that Karl Rove was dispatched to speak to Dobson…

Bork Bashes Miers Nomination

Robert Bork was interviewed by Tucker Carlson and didn’t have good things to say about the Miers nomination: TUCKER CARLSON, MSNBC HOST: Are you impressed by the president’s choice of Harriet Miers? JUDGE ROBERT BORK, FORMER SUPREME COURT NOMINEE: Not a bit. I think it’s a disaster on every level. CARLSON: Why? Explain the levels…

Confirmation Contradictions

I’ve noticed an interesting irony in the conservative backlash against the Miers nomination. Many of them are upset because they just don’t know where Miers stands on issues like abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, and so forth. But weren’t they telling us a few weeks ago that not only do those stands not matter, but…