The Corner

Short Paper Trail? Your Fault

Here’s a nice, feisty letter to the editor of the WashPost today. Excerpt:

While Democratic Sens. Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.), Richard J. Durbin (Ill.) and Edward M. Kennedy (Mass.) speak of the short judicial record of John G. Roberts…it should be noted that:

· If Judge Roberts’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in May 2001 had not been blocked by the Democratic-controlled Senate, we’d have two more years of judicial opinions to review.

· If Judge Roberts’s nomination to the D.C. Circuit in 1992 had not been blocked by the Democratic-controlled Senate, we’d have 13 years of judicial opinions to review.

Complaints about a scant paper trail are like Lizzie Borden asking for mercy because she is an orphan.

Tim Graham — Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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