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More on Michael McConnell

Here’s a very helpful webpage, assembled by the DOJ for McConnell’s nomination to the Court of Appeals. The breadth of support for McConnell was impressive. Should he be nominated, it will be interesting to see if any of the legal luminaries on the Left who supported him then will join the opposition.

For the record, they include Akhil Amar, Stephen L. Carter, Michael Dorf, Lawrence Lessig, Sanford Levinson, Cass Sunstein, and Laurence Tribe.

In my last post, I said that McConnell’s record was "unassailable." Some have tried, including the People for the American Way, the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and the National Abortion Rights Action League.

With enemies like these, who needs friends?

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McConnell is truly impressive, and has to be considered one of the top choices for a Supreme Court vacancy. Not that I put much stock in the opinions of liberal law professors, but it really says something about McConnell that so many people who disagree with him nonetheless supported his nomination to the Court of Appeals.

Can someone please tell me why anyone should care what the People for the American Way think about any of Bush’s nominees? As far as I am aware, they are a left-wing extremist group that is far, far out of step with the rest of America. What difference does it make who they either do or do not support? If anything, I would think that their criticism of a candidate is an indicator that the candidate is sane.

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