"Sotomayor Again Misstates Fundamental Rights Doctrine"

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on July 15, 2009

So notes Randy Barnett, with reason, one might add. I don’t agree with the Critical Legal Studies folks all that much, but apparently, we share common ground when it comes to examining Judge Sotomayor’s performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In her most recent unbelievably vapid column–all of her columns, of course, are unbelievably vapid–Maureen Dowd furrows her brow and tells us that “It was a disgrace that W. appointed two white men to a court stocked with white men.” Whatever. At least John Roberts and Samuel Alito had the intellectual wherewithal to dazzle and run rings around their questioners when they appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Even at their weakest moments, they would not have made the kinds of intellectual errors that Judge Sotomayor has made in her appearances.

But then, Maureen Dowd never appreciated intellectual firepower, did she? After all, how else to explain her writing style and conclusory arguments?

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