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Not Many Were Interviewed


Based on news reports today about John Roberts’s papers, I’m more impressed with him. Of course, Ted Kennedy won’t be happy, which makes me happy. But I am told, and disappointed to learn, that the president actually did not interview Mike Luttig, Edith Jones, Janice Rogers Brown, or Alice Batchelder, among other leading originalist judges, when considering a nominee. I wonder what this portends for future appointments to the Court, and I’m not sure it’s good.


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