Re: A D.C. Circuit Nominee

So after more than 20 months, President Obama has finally nominated someone (Caitlin Halligan) to the D.C. Circuit seat that John Roberts vacated upon becoming Chief Justice five years ago.  That, of course, is the same seat to which the superbly qualified and universally acclaimed Peter D. Keisler was nominated in June 2006, only to have his nomination bottled up in committee for the subsequent 2-1/2 years of the Bush presidency.

So how many weeks do you think it will be before the shameless Senator Leahy starts complaining about Republican delays in confirming Halligan?

Most Popular


Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More