The Corner

Very Important Column

by David Broder. Makes the crucial point that Supreme Court nominees must be human, know humans, and have experience with humans. People in private schools and lawyers apparently have little contact with humans. Also, lawyers often fail to realize that “there’s more to life than law books.” Sage, sage words from the dean of political journalism.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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