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Southwick nomination



Stuart Taylor, Jr. says Democrats would be short-sighted to block 5th Circuit nominee Leslie Southwick (temporary link, will rotate off).

If "too conservative" is reason enough for Democratic senators to block a floor vote on Southwick, who is no right-wing culture warrior, then "too liberal" will be reason enough for Senate Republicans to do the same when the shoe is on the other foot.

The long-term cost to the country is that bit by bit, almost imperceptibly, more and more of the people who would make the best judges -- liberal and conservative alike -- are less and less willing to put themselves through the ever-longer, ever-more-harrowing gantlet that the confirmation process has become.

More here.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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