Saturday, January 10, 2009

Who Would Obama Appoint to the USSC?

Here is a short discussion between Steve Inskeep and Nina Totenburg from NPR about the kind of person President Obama might appoint to the USSC. They play a short clip of Obama reading an excerpt from his book. Two comments -

1. When you listen to the broadcast you will see how "fair" they are trying to be when describing Scalia's brand of originalism. NPR must still be concerned about its funding. The stretch to cover both sides is almost painful.

2. Members of the legal profession will probably be annoyed by how superficial this kind of report is. The appointment of a USSC justice will be an important part of the Obama legacy. But this report is just as shallow as anything we might see on the evening news.

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