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Memo Fight Continues

Manuel Miranda’s forced resignation from Senator Frist’s staff has not bought any peace with Democrats over the disclosure of Seante Judiciary Committee memos. To the contrary, Senate Democrats want charges brought, reports The Hill. Senate Republicans are certainly not responding in kind, as they have made no effort to pursue an investiagtion of the memos’ content. Discipline of some GOP staffers for accessing the memos may be warranted, but so too is an investigation of whether Senators opposed judicial candidates in return for campaign contributions (as has been alleged) or colluded with outside groups to alter the outcome of a pending case (as one of the memos suggests). Bob Novak also discusses the GOP cave in here.

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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