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Coffin Talk


Amusing: From the WSJ today:

But Shannen Coffin, a lawyer who worked with Judge Roberts in the Justice Department of the elder Mr. Bush’s administration, cautions that “originalism has many faces.” While he expects that Judge Roberts “would look to the meaning of the text of the Constitution first,” he couldn’t predict how closely the nominee would resemble Justices Scalia or Thomas.
That would have made him the youngest member of the Bush I administration. I checked with SC (just noticed the initials–his destiny?): He was 19 when the Bush 41 administration started and 23 when it was over. (And no, he didn’t work at DOJ until the Bush 43 admin.)


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