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Sacrificing Miranda

Senate Majority Leader Frist, under pressure from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, is apparently offering up the resignation of Manuel Miranda as a “sacrifice offered by the GOP leadership in hope of persuading the Democrats to wind down the fight over leaked Judiciary Committee memos,” reports The Hill. Notes one anonymous GOP aide, “It’s capitulation to the old Democratic trick that if you catch us with our hands dirty, we’ll blame Republicans for dirty tricks.”

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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