Benjamin Rosenbaum

Comments on "The Supreme Court Locates its Spine"

What did Churchil say? "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried." It is interesting to see how the different justices come down on various issues. Scalia doesn't often dissagree with this administration - at least not in a way that portrays him as to the left of it!

Posted by Levi at July 1, 2004 01:45 PM

I'm not sure "left" is really the term, except in this new polarized environment where "left" means "against Bush no matter what" and "right" means "for Bush no matter what". Scalia's position on Hamdi is really a libertarian one -- which is generally orthogonal to Left and Right.

In other news, Israel's Supreme Court also found a vertebra or two.

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at July 1, 2004 02:55 PM


"Clinton appointee Clarence Thomas is the only one to side wholly with the Administration's "the president can do whatever he wants to whomever he wants in time of war" attitude. "

Ahem! Even ignorant Australians know that Clarence Thomas was appointed by a Republican President -- George Bush Senior!

Shame, Ben, shame!!!
Michael Barry

Posted by Michael Barry at July 14, 2004 09:19 AM


Huh, you know, I looked most of the others up, but I could have sworn I recalled Thomas being Clinton's appointee; I guess the Anita Hill controversy just felt more Clintonesque than Bush-I-ian... :-)

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at July 16, 2004 10:25 AM

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