SharksWithLasers -- Seth Cooper

A CUTTING-EDGE BLOG FOR THE WORLD OF THE 21st CENTURY, Currently operated by Seth L. Cooper, a 27 year-old attorney in Seattle (sethlcooper at comcast dot net)

Thursday, July 07, 2005

TIME OUT. Time magazine has posted on its website something called "A Simplified Ideological Palette" describing the political orientation of the current members of the U.S. Supreme Court. The palette certainly is simple. (Simple as in stupid.)

Notice that Time describes the Court as comprised of "staunch conservative" (Chief Justice Rehnquist plus Justice Thomas and Scalia), with "moderate" liberals (Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Souter and Stevens) and one "moderate" conservative(Justice Kennedy) on the other side.

The palette gives a flavor of Time's political leanings in this matter: President Bush and the Republicans demand "staunch" judicial nominees (who probably have "deeply held beliefs") whereas Democrats and everyone else prefers "moderates."

Perhaps I should give Time credit. The palette seems to suggest that "staunch" liberals might, in theory, exist. What a concession!

I will not likely seek out Time's judicial confirmation coverage when I seek a fair and impartial news source on this matter.

(Downtown Seattle, WA)


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