The Corner

Chief Justice Clinton

A Senate Republican staffer emails: “There is ZERO — and I mean ZERO — chance that the Republicans filibuster Chief Justice Clinton’s nomination. ZERO. ZIPPO. . . . There’s just no chance these guys would have the stones to do it.” No, especially since they have spent the Bush years making idiotic arguments about how filibusters of judges are unconstitutional.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.