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  •  Well, if you're still working (0+ / 0-)

    as a clerk, or now in the private sector, you probably wouldn't want your name out there speaking bad about a potential Supreme Court Justice (especially if she gets the job).  That would not be good for the career.

    •  The whole "piece" is full (7+ / 0-)

      of anonymous quotes, and as pointed out by Dissenting Justice, they were not even from those who have worked for Sotomayor.

      To top it off Rosen hasn't even read her opinions.

      WTF.

      "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Tue May 05, 2009 at 08:50:52 AM PDT

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      •  Right! There's no possibility to verify. (3+ / 0-)
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        AaronBa, Deoliver47, chrome327

        There's a place in responsible journalism for anonymous sources, as a supplement to facts for which you are otherwise able to provide some kind of evidence. If Rosen presented in addition to what he does a careful analysis of her legal reasoning and said it was faulty in given specific instances, well then he might be wrong or might be right but it would be an argument that we could verify independently. But anonymous sources when he hasn't read her opinions is not just laziness, it's irresponsibility with respect to the allegations he's making.

        And it's far too easy for me to see these characterizations--especially the "bully" label--as coming from a clerk who received some harsh and embittering criticism. Of course I can't know this for sure--Jeffrey Rosen doesn't give me the resources to know, or to otherwise evaluate his claims.

        So this is just FAIL with a FAIL on top.

        "It's like we weren't made for this world, But I wouldn't really want to meet someone who was." --Of Montreal

        by andydoubtless on Tue May 05, 2009 at 09:21:44 AM PDT

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