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Gop Playing The Race Card

Our friend Robert A. George argues Republicans can play the race card just as much as Democrats when it comes to judicial nominations, and not always so effectively. I agree to a point, but it seems there is a fundamental difference between recognizing how the race or sex of a nominee affects his or her prospects of confirmation and attaching a nominee’s race or sex with independent significance.

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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