Sunday, July 10, 2005

On Gonzales and Luttig, briefly

Julie Saltman examines Gonzales (here) and Luttig (here). Her view of Gonzales is that he is actually much less moderate than we have been led to believe and that he is far more loyal than principled. My view is that he is relatively moderate -- relative, that is, to the other leading candidates -- but that, yes, his career has generally involved sucking up to Bush (see my takes here, here, and here). Her view of Luttig is that he is "a scary dude" and that "his judicial career seems to be have been devoted to screwing over the disadvantaged and the powerless". On abortion, for example the Center for Reproductive Rights has determined that "he is likely to vote to overturn Roe". My view mirrors Julie's, more or less.

Let's hope it's Gonzales, warts and all.

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  • Here's a rather different view of Luttig, by a reporter, not (as far as I know) a partisan, that makes him sound like the kind of judge you want on the Court.

    By Blogger amba, at 11:54 PM  

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