Bench Memos

Don’t Forget about Judge Owen

It strikes me that there is, in addition to Judge Edith Jones, (at least) one more possible nominee who not only responds to the call in some corners for another woman on the Court, but also appears to be a solid choice on the merits, both in terms of credentials and philosophy: Judge Priscilla Owen.

That said, I am inclined to agree with what other Bench Memos bloggers have been saying, namely, that a President who campaigned on judges, and who got votes by praising Justices Scalia and Thomas, should not (and, in my view, will

not) give in to silly calls for “moderates” or “balance-preservers.”

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