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A supremely low point for the law

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By Christopher Shea
July 19, 2009

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Setting aside competing views about jurisprudence, can we all agree that Supreme Court confirmation hearings have become a joke? Just look at a couple of the quasi-Orwellian headlines that the Sotomayor hearings have inspired this week: “Sotomayor Vows ‘Fidelity to the Law’ as Hearings Start.” Pause for a minute to think about how banal that utterance is. Better yet, imagine ... (Full article: 949 words)

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