Bench Memos

Re: President Obama and the Concept of Judicial Restraint

In an op-ed today in Politico, JCN’s Carrie Severino nicely exposes President Obama’s cynical effort to run away from his lawless “empathy” standard for Supreme Court justices and to disguise himself as a supporter of judicial restraint.

Ed Whelan — Ed Whelan is a leading commentator on nominations to the Supreme Court and the lower courts and on issues of constitutional law.

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