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View Diary: Next Battle: Bush's Judicial Nominees (102 comments)

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  •  It's not that bad (none)
    Most of the federal judiciary -- whether Bush nominees or Clinton -- are decent scholars and advocates who do a pretty damn good job.  

    Let me give you one example: one of Bush's early nominees was Paul Cassell, who as a professor was the strongest advocate for getting rid of the Miranda rule, bringing the issue to the US Supreme Court.

    As a judge, he was the first to strike down the federal sentencing guidelines as an unconstitutional deprivation of the criminal's 6th Amendment rights.

    If you want to see what elected judiciaries are like, look at most of your state courts.  Ugh.

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