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.