Saturday, March 26, 2011

POW: Scorpions (not the band)

After Words produced a nice interview podcast with Noah Feldman discussing, Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices.  The story is how FDR nominated four great liberal judges, and the surprising manner in which their careers on the bench played out.  It makes for a neat parlor game to pick four comparable contemporaries.  I come up with Cass Sunstein, Eliott Spitzer, Hillary Clinton, and Eric Holder.  Politics was a very different animal back then…

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