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A Souter They Should've Spurned

Whoever Bush names, the left will pitch a fit.

Jul 25, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 42 • By DAVID SKINNER
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On criminal procedure, civil liberties, and affirmative action, Souter turned out, as well, to be a stalwart liberal, a loyal servant to the groups that had mocked and despised him. The lesson is clear: Even if the current President Bush were to nominate another liberal, you probably would never know it from all the screaming going on. All the more reason, then, for him to name a serious, non-stealthy judicial conservative.

David Skinner is an assistant managing editor at The Weekly Standard.