(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Further on judicial nominations and Senator Hatch Jeff Cooper explains very well an additional reason why Senator Hatch is not credible in his rhetoric about deference to Presidential prerogative in judicial nominations: Senator Hatch's own behavior in setting the schedule and agenda of the Senate Judiciary Committee while Republicans held the Senate during the Clinton Administration. As Jeff points out, Hatch killed some nominations through the back-door method of not ever allowing them to come to a floor vote at all, for no discernible reason other than ideology.

Ideology and politics then, ideology and politics now. Anyone who pretends otherwise is either fooling himself or trying to fool you. And there's an old saying in Alabama ...

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