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The Lessons of Alito

It's important to remember one thing: quality matters.

Feb 6, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 20 • By TERRY EASTLAND, FOR THE EDITORS
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The Democrats have yet to find a red state where they can make the case for what might be called "living-Constitution" jurists. But there can be no doubt that the debate over judicial selection will intensify both this year and again in 2008. What's unknown, of course, is whether Bush's last years in office will offer him another opportunity to pick a justice. If so, it's not too early to say that he should select another in the mold of Roberts and Alito.

-Terry Eastland, for the Editors