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Monday, January 30, 2006

Final Vote: 96 - 3

That was the margin in favor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. In private practice, she was the chief counsel of the ACLU. Allow me to repeat myself...chief counsel of the ACLU. And again...chief counsel of the ACLU. But she was qualified to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court and, consequently and rightly, secured the votes of the vast majority of Republican senators, many of whom were conservatives and would otherwise have recoiled from the notion of placing a clear left-winger on the Supreme Court. But she was qualified and, back when Clinton was President, the Senate observed this now quaint notion that its job was to determine if the nominee was qualifed intellectually, not politically. Therefore, no party-line votes. No ridiculous pontificating about the end of our republic as we know it. No filibusters. Now, who are the adults and who are the children here?

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