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by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 28, 2010

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Bluntly put, she’s not nearly as smart as she seems to think she is, and her reputation for being something of a bully could well make her liberal impulses backfire and simply add to the fire power of the Roberts/Alito/Scalia/Thomas wing of the Court on issues like those involved in the voting rights case argued last week and the Title VII case of the New Haven firefighters argued earlier, issues on which Kennedy will probably vote with Roberts despite Souter’s influence but on which I don’t regard Kennedy as a lost cause for the decade or so that he is likely to remain on the Court.

Professor Laurence Tribe, who is no one’s idea of a judicial conservative, urging President Obama not to choose Sonia Sotomayor for the vacancy caused by the retirement of Justice Souter. Needless to say, President Obama ignored Professor Tribe’s advice.

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