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The Impending Problem


As Schumer and the rest of the obstructionist coalition prepare their very specific questions for Judge Roberts, I just dipped into my archives: here’s a piece I wrote, which listed some of the inappropriate questions that Senate Democrats asked Miguel Estrada, and attempted to show why, consistent with the code of conduct for judges and recusal statutes, he was wise not to indulge in the sort of pre-judging that they sought.


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