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February 14, 2016

McConnell Had Better Declare a Pro Forma Session of the Senate

If he doesn't, and Obama appoints a recess appointment to the Supreme Court, that will be the last time voters vote for this Failure Theater party.

Unless Obama Nominates a Textualist, No Nominee Should be Confirmed. Ramesh Ponnuru writes of Scalia's thoughts on the role of the judge.

By the way, I'm pushing the idea of "textualist" as a good word to describe a judicial philosophy. So many definitions are created by the left -- they talk about "original intent" or even "strict interpretations" of the Constitution.

Nonsense. The only division is between those who believe the Constitution's text constitutes the Constitution's text, and those who think the Constitution is actually made up of the words of the Constitution, plus current fashion and political claims popular with the current crop of lawyers.

Thus, the most important distinction is between Textualists and Non-Textualists -- or, if they prefer, "Super Textualists," because they're all so super.


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