Bench Memos

One Week From Now

Next Monday the hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court begin in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Do those hearings have to be a waste of time?  Not on your life.  There’s food for thought–and ammunition for the Republicans doing the only questioning that matters–in Hadley Arkes’s NRO piece from last week, and in a terrific Weekly Standard article by Robert Nagel.  And I’ll weigh in myself with a two-parter tomorrow and Friday at The Public Discourse.