Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Quick thought on the Supreme Court 

I'm not going to write much on this, as David has already done a commendable job. If you want to read more, I suggest our Alliance friends at Power Line as well as the Volokh Conspiracy and Jack Balkin. (Howard Bashman has linked up just about every news piece imaginable -- just scroll.) I think we all expected a split-the-difference decision on this, and I get the feeling that this is largely an example of stare decisis from O'Connor. Frankly, I hope this is the last decision O'Connor makes, so that her lack of heroism on the bench will be saved forever. She's had ample opportunity to shape the law as we thought would happen after her appointment. Once more, she's spit the bit. Hopefully for the last time.