Bench Memos

Feinstein, Southwick, and the 10-9 Judiciary Vote

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s vote has broken the strongarm of the liberal left on this one.   Ed is right, she deserves credit for honesty and decency.  But make no mistake:  if there were even a shred of evidence that the judge was hostile to anyone’s civil rights, Senator Feinstein would not have done this.   Feinstein’s test had to be “zero evidence to support the charges against Southwick.”  Accordingly, her support for him is a resounding repudiation of both the misrepresentations about Southwick personally, and of the Democrat tactics of obstructing fair and impartial judges.   What is still amazing is that there are still 9 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who will act as pawns of the far left and try to block a nomination with absolutely no basis to do so.  It will be interesting to see how many Democrats on the floor will vote, like those 9 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, against Southwick based on zero evidence against him.  

Most Popular

Education

Ivy-League Schools Wither

A  number of liberal bastions are daily being hammered — especially the elite university and Silicon Valley. A Yale and a Stanford, or Facebook and Google, assume — for the most part rightly — that each is so loudly progressive that the public, federal and state regulators, and politicians would of ... Read More
Elections

One More Profile of Beto, Because America Needs It

Somewhere in Texas, filed on the fly by a glossy-magazine correspondent, and totally not as a parody written by Jim Geraghty -- “It’s all about vision,” Beto O’Rourke tells me, standing tall upon the Texas prairie, or brush, or whatever this high hilltop area is supposed to be called. We’re watching the ... Read More