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June 24, 2009

Quote Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

Reason’s Jacob Sullum on Sonia Sotomayor:

This inconsistency is not exactly encouraging, but even if Sotomayor chooses sides by flipping a coin she might still turn out better (or at least no worse) than David Souter, and Obama easily could have chosen someone more consistently bad.

I don’t expect much good from Sotomayor, or would have from anyone Obama had selected. Obama does not have an interpretation of the Constitution that I support, and thus I would expect his judicial appointees to consider the limits the Constitution places on government just as “pliable” as he does.

So if she turns out to be better than I expect — an understandably low bar to be set — I’ll take it.


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