Last week Dan Coats, the former Republican senator from Indiana who is supposedly helping Harriet Miers get confirmed, told CNN, "If great intellectual powerhouse is a qualification to be a member of the court and represent the American people and the wishes of the American people and to interpret the Constitution, then I think we have a court so skewed on the intellectual side that we may not be getting representation of America as a whole." As Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) noted, the quote is reminiscent of Sen. Roman Hruska's oft-quoted defense of failed Nixon Supreme Court nominee G. Harrold Carswell: "Even if he is mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and lawyers. They are entitled to a little representation, aren't they, and a little chance?"
The U.S. tax code should be front and center.
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Matthew Mayhew is sorry. Very, very sorry.
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Joe Biden has said plenty of regrettable things about criminal justice, but that wasn't one of them.