JONATHAN ADLER: Conservatives shouldn’t block a President Obama’s judicial nominees: “So if we get a President Obama, and he nominates accomplished left-leaning lawyers and judges to the Supreme Court and federal appellate courts, I hope most conservatives and Republican Senators let them go through without much of a fight. This is how most Republicans treated President Clinton’s nominations of Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and equally qualified Obama nominees deserve nothing less. If this means that a President Obama gets to place several quite ‘liberal’ jurists on the bench, so be it. Republicans have long argued that Senate Democrats have treated President Bush’s judicial nominees unfairly. They’re right, but the proper principled response is to set the right example, not to respond in kind, let alone to make our excessively politicized judicial confirmation process even worse.”
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