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  •  "Corporate lawyer" is the most (none)
    positive thing on his resume.  Its the time as clerk to Rehnquest, the time filing amicus briefs, the time with Ken Starr, the time in teh Reagan White House Counsel's office, and the time as deputy solicitor general, and the time on the board of the National Republican Lawyers that troubles me.

    Litigation defense work is honest enough.  But, the fat is that this guy is a career politician who happens not to have help elective office, and while he has been a judge for only a couple of years, his decision just last week in the Hamdan case where he all but blew off the sentiments in the Supreme Court's enemy combatant cases to declare that Gitmo detainees have no rights is truly troubling.  

    This appointment was a loss.  If the Republicans hadn't successfully cast the filibuster in doubt, this man wouldn't have been appointed and we would have had someone like Edith Clement instead.

    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities" -- Voltaire

    by ohwilleke on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 08:19:24 AM PDT

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