"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Stephen Carter and the Supreme Court

Stephen Carter has a nice piece in the NY Times about confirmation battles and why they threaten the independence of the judiciary.

As for me, I'm thinking Carter would make a pretty good nominee in his own right. In fact, I'd take him second only to Michael McConnell.

1 comment:

Tlaloc said...

The NYT had an interesting piece on actually trying to define "Judicial Activism." Turns out that if you define the term by a Judge's action that negates a congressionally passed law (which some claim is counter-democratic) then the most activist SCOTUS judges are none other than Thomas and Kennedy. The least so are Breyer and Ginsburg.

I can't link to the article directly since you need a subscription, but here's the CJR's discussion of it (and they do link the story in case you do have a subscription)

http://www.cjrdaily.org/archives/001656.asp