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Friday, January 24, 2003  

With the likes of Judge Pickering back on the block and the possible retirement of one or more Supremes, it's heartening to know that the Republicans plan not to use their new power to pack the courts. Sorry, check that. Looks like they will pack the courts. Orrin Hatch has announced that he is going to make good on his threat to get rid of the "blue slip" tradition, wherein senators have the opportunity to block nominees in their own states.

No doubt any Democratic opposition to this longstanding tradition will be met with accusations of playing partisan politics or politicizing the judiciary. (Plays right into the Pickering Maneuver, don't you think?)

posted by Jeff | 10:26 AM |
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