I’d have a full report, but I got distracted looking for Thomistic wisdom; took the whole day to realize there was no “O.P.” to speak of here.
Why There Has Never Been a Supreme Court Justice Confirmed in the Fall of a Presidential Election Year
I have previously written up the history (mainly here and here) of Supreme Court nominations in presidential election years, or in lame-duck sessions following a presidential election. To summarize: there have been 29 such vacancies, and presidents made nominations for all of them, in most cases promptly: In ... Read More
There are times, in politics, for taking half a loaf. There are times for banking your winnings. There are times for retreating to defensible ground. There are times for building political capital for the future. There are even times for taking counsel of your fears. But a political party that never, ever tries ... Read More
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has created yet more political pandemonium in a year that has already had far more than its share. And it has also created what can only be described as a tragic set of choices for the political system—options for action that are each permissible and justifiable but also ... Read More