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Earthjustice Against Judges

One of the notable developments in the current fights over judicial nominees is the participation of environmental activist organizations. Historically, environmentalist groups were on the sidelines of the judicial nomination battles. No more. Earthjustice, among other groups, has opposed several Bush nominees due to their alleged hostility to environmental regulations. Now, however, green activism on this issue is turningmore partisan. Yesterday, when it appeared the Senate Judiciary Committee would vote on Henry Saad, Earthjustice issued a press release denouncing the move even though Earthjustice has identified no environmental basis for opposing Saad’s confirmation.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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