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SCOTUS: Fundamentals of Justice

The American Constitution Society recently held a discussion regarding SCOTUS nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor. It was moderated by the wonderful Dahlia Lithwick of Slate, who had her hands full.

My favorite part of the back and forth was the discussion regarding real world, life experience versus, as Ed Whelan condescendingly describes it:

…indulging your experience in an improper way.

If ever there were a "pot, this is kettle" moment for the former Scalia law clerk, this is it. Especially given his latest fit of a long line of piques.

You can watch the entire back and forth at the ACS website, as well as selected excerpts.

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SCOTUS: Fundamentals Of Justice

The American Constitution Society recently held a discussion regarding SCOTUS nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor.  It was moderated by the wonderful Dahlia Lithwick of Slate, who had her hands full.

My favorite part of the back and forth was the discussion regarding real world, life experience versus, as Ed Whelan condescendingly describes it:

…indulging your experience in an improper way.

If ever there were a "pot, this is kettle" moment for the former Scalia law clerk, this is it.

Especially given his latest fit in a long line of piques.

You can watch the entire back and forth at the ACS website, as well as selected excerpts.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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