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Feminists Cry Wolf. . .

A friend sends along quotes from feminists about previous Supreme Court nominees illustrating that they are an excitable lot best ignored.

1975: According to Nan Aron, then the president of the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, John Paul Stevens should be opposed because had shown “blatant insensitivity to discrimination against women.”

1990: With the nomination of David Souter, Molly Yard, then the president of NOW, declared that confirming Souter would mean “ending freedom for women in this country.” NOW howled that his confirmation meant “Women will die.”

2005: From NOW following the Roberts nomination: “Women’s Lives on the Line.” Feminists’ credibility should be on the line. Too bad most female reporters agree with them and men dread tangling with them

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