Thursday, August 05, 2010

Scott Brown hacktacular moment

Elena Kagan confirmed, 63-37.
Her previous courtroom experience was limited and some Republicans cited her lack of time on the bench as a chief factor in their opposition, including Senator Scott Brown, the Massachusetts Republican, who on Thursday announced he would oppose the nomination of the woman he introduced at her confirmation hearings.

When it comes to the Supreme Court, experience matters,” Mr. Brown said in a statement. “No classroom can substitute for the court itself, where decisions are made that affect the day-to-day lives of American citizens, and where one’s judicial character and temperament is shaped in favor of the fair and just application of the law.”

But Democrats dismissed that argument, with Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut, saying that more than one-third of the 111 Americans who have served on the court were not previously judges, including former Chief Justice William Rehnquist, whose tenure was highly regarded by many Republicans.
So, Senator Brown, you would've voted against Rehnquist, right?

TBA will cease to despise Republicans when they cease to invite contempt.

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