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The Madisonian Precedent



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I quite enjoyed Chief Justice Roberts’ Olson lecture last night.  It was informative and engaging. My favorite tidbit: After James Madison nominated Joseph Story and Gabriel Duvall to the Supreme Court, the Senate confirmed both <i>the next business day</i>.  Perhaps the Senate should consider reviving this tradition.



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