The Corner

Judges: Specter Started It

From the Wall Street Journal today:

On the eve of this brawl, it’s worth recalling how we got here. Our own choice for what started the modern bitterness would be 1987 and the Robert Bork fight. There were previous court battles–Abe Fortas and Clement Haynsworth come to mind–but the trashing of such a widely respected jurist marked that date as the one when nominations became political campaigns.

Okay, so maybe that wasn’t the point of the editorial…more here (and you can just read it yourself, too).

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