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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Look into past cases

My Hastings colleague Vik Amar has contributed to the ongoing debate about what counts as proper questioning of a Supreme Court nominee in The New York Times.  In short, he argues that we might address some concerns by asking what Roberts would have done in recently decided cases, rather than asking forward-looking questions, which tend to be easy to dodge--and rightfully may be seen as asking a judge to precommit to views, precisely what we do not want in an impartial judge.  I like Vik's contribution.  For more on this subject, see the Legal Affairs debate club on the subject here.  For various PrawfsBlawggers' positions, see here and here.

Posted by Ethan Leib on July 27, 2005 at 12:24 PM in Article Spotlight | Permalink

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