Bench Memos

The Merrick Garland Announcement: Politics and Hypocrisy

Really, really rich to hear a liberal bemoaning politics getting mixed into the judiciary and to hear this president lecturing anyone on following the Constitution. 

Speaking of which, I wonder if it is just a coincidence that the announcement is being made today, after yesterday’s primary results. If it were more certain that Trump would be the Republican nominee, as it would have been had he won Ohio, then perhaps there would have been less reason to push aggressively a (relatively) moderate appointment this year — that is, less reason to think that someone other than Hillary Clinton would be making the appointment if it waited until next year, and less reason to fear that the appointment could be made by Ted Cruz, an actual conservative. 


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