From substance to process, from process to sheer nullity

In John Roberts, President Bush appointed someone whose approach to Constitutional adjudication is focused on the mere process of judicial decisionmaking, not on the substance of the laws and Constitution. That was bad enough. In Harriet Miers, Bush has appointed someone who, as far as anyone can tell, knows nothing about Constitutional adjudication, period.

The situation reminds me of when President Clinton appointed as Secretary of the Army a black man who, it soon became embarrassingly clear to everyone, lacked any relevant qualifications or experience for the job, as a result of which his nomination was withdrawn. The same must happen with Bush’s mediocre retainer from Texas.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 06, 2005 05:49 PM | Send

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