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Center-Left Souter


My colleague Andrew Grossman had to one-up my Sunday New York Post column, which highlighted cases in which Souter had rejected activist impulses, by offering a more detailed list of cases, including abortion, pornography, crime, death penalty, and privacy where Souter has shown himself to be a Center-Left justice rather than simply a far-left ideologue.  Something to consider when you read the excesses that Ed ably chronicles about some of Souter’s potential replacements.


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