Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Human

Some more on Scalia:
  • a Post piece by a liberal who clerked for him.  At least during the first 20 years, he usually had a liberal clerk.  I guess as a Catholic he believed in the devil's advocate (the post in sainthood proceedings).
  • politicians are by nature hypocrites--a good way to persuade people is to make them believe you agree with them, and the only peaceful way to resolve conflicts is to persuade people.
  • the fight over his replacement is occasion for a lot of hypocrisy on both sides.
  • prognostications on the importance of the replacement process forget we have several senior justices, anyone of whom might kick the bucket at any moment, which would decidedly upset current calculations.

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