Don’t place all your hopes (or fears) on a new Supreme Court justice

It was a home run for the White House.

A senior Supreme Court justice — appointed by a Republican president but who joined the court’s liberal wing in the most controversial cases – had just retired. Seizing the opportunity, the president quickly nominated a young circuit court judge, a brilliant, ivy-league graduate who could serve on the court for decades.

The White House spoke confidentially about the nominee’s constructionist credentials.

[Read the rest of the op-ed over at The Hill].

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