Bench Memos

re: Must Say No

He sounds like he would be a different kind of senator than, say, Lindsey Graham. Here’s Senator Graham’s Stevens’s retirement statement:

“While I disagreed with many of Justice Stevens’ decisions, I respect his long service on the court.  I look forward to reviewing the qualifications and record of the President’s nominee to replace Justice Stevens, the leader of the liberal bloc of the court.  I expect the Judiciary Committee hearings on the next nominee to be civil, deliberative, thorough, challenging, and informative.”

Graham, of course, voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor.

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