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August 10, 2005

Ace of Spades: Morally Bankrupt Partisan Hack

This guy thinks it's "morally bankrupt" of me to use proxy-issues to determine if I support a candidate or not.

Well, I don't know. There are some issues I don't care all that passionately about (abortion, gay rights) but which tell me how someone's going to vote on the issues I do care a great deal about.

Roberts was selected partly due to the lack of tangible evidence about his judicial philosophy, so we're forced to read tea-leaves to figure out how he might come down on various issues.

Varones links a Roberts dissent which reads the Commerce Clause narrowly, noting that this is fair indication that he's a conservative judge. In case you don't know, the Commerce Clause is typically read very broadly (even laughably so) by liberal judges to justify virtually any federal intrusion into state/local law- and policy-making.

So there's the other side.


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