Bench Memos

Fifth Circuit Nominee Mike Wallace

President Bush’s recent nomination of Mississippi lawyer Mike Wallace to a seat on the Fifth Circuit has generated some opposition from the usual suspects. This op-ed by former Mississippi justice Reuben Anderson, a current law partner of Wallace’s and (not incidentally, given the racial nature of some of the charges against Wallace) an African-American, argues that the President “could not have picked a finer person or a better lawyer.”

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Weirdo O’Rourke

Friends of the young Bill Clinton and Barack Obama spoke of the special glow of promise they had about them, even back in their early twenties. Angels sat on their shoulders. History gave them a wink and said, “Hey, good lookin’, I’ll be back to pick you up later.” Robert O’Rourke? Not so much. He ... Read More

McCain at Annapolis

President Trump has been doing a lot of tweeting today -- against TV programs, companies, and other things that have incurred his displeasure. These tweets make for interesting reading. One of them is this: So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) “last in his class” (Annapolis) John McCain that sent ... Read More