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Sotomayor, confirmation fights, and consistency

Richard Garnett, who mostly posts at Prawfsblawg, in a note at NRO Bench Memos surveys the ever-shifting landscape of high court confirmation battles, in which one year's "President has a right to his qualified nominees" maxim transforms smoothly into the next year's "troublesome judicial philosophy is reason to reject", while the dirt-diggers of one round turn into the guardians of high-mindedness of the next.

More: Orin Kerr on seasonal variation in Dahlias. And on law professors.

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