Better a Ginsburg than an O'Connor


Charles Krauthammer makes the case that another Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be preferable to another Sandra Day O'Connor. He does so very effectively:

Unlike a principled conservative such as Antonin Scalia, or a principled liberal such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, O'Connor had no stable ideas about constitutional interpretation. Her idea of jurisprudence was to decide whether legislation produced social "systems" that either worked or did not.

We need a jurist, not a philosopher king on the court.

Thomas Lifson  7 8 05