Oh, Well.

From NPR’s no doubt hastily assembled survey of Obama SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland:

On the appeals court, Garland has been a moderate liberal, with a definite pro-prosecution bent in criminal cases. Indeed, his views in the area of criminal law are considerably more conservative than those of the man he would replace, Justice Antonin Scalia.

Just what we needed.  A “definite pro-prosecution bent in criminal cases”, more “conservative” – if you want to call it that – than even Scalia.

Maybe he’ll grow in office.  And after all, the landscape has changed somewhat in recent years.

In the meantime, ugh.


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  1. chrishalkides

    President Obama has not been a friend of defendants in sexual assault adjudications at colleges and universities, either. The 2011 Dear Colleague letter mandated preponderance of the evidence as the standard (IMO clear and convincing evidence would be a better choice). Therefore, I am not entirely surprised by a nominee who is pro-prosecution.


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