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Many Democrats said they want a justice “just like” Sandra Day O’Connor. Well, this critique from People for the American Way suggests Clement is precisely that. These decisions suggest Clement is a) suspicious of expansive assertions of federal regulatory authority, and b) skeptical of high tort claims — both of which were true of Justice O’Connor as well. Indeed, O’Connor was among the most pro-federalism and anti-tort lawyer Justices on the Court.



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