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Kagan nomination shows process trumps experience (San Francisco Chronicle) May 16, 2010

Posted by daviddavenport in Newspaper Columns/Essays.
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 Washington, we’ve got a problem. Does anyone really think a young law school administrator, with little courtroom and no judicial experience, is the best possible candidate for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court? Unfortunately that’s what we get when selecting a stealth candidate who can survive the confirmation process trumps nominating a seasoned expert who will excel on the bench.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/15/IN1F1DDU84.DTL#ixzz0oOAj0xhq

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