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Requiem For Judge Merrick Garland

Requiem For Judge Merrick Garland

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Note: This column was written and scheduled for publication before the results of the election were known. I publish it now only as an exercise in nostalgia:  hearkening back to a time when we could indulge the collective fantasy that the American judicial system would not become the administrator of shari'a law, Trump style. Enjoy while you still can! Left-wingers and progressives have just as much potential to be amygdala-driven fanatics as people on the religious right.  Doubt me? Take a look at “It’s Time To Expel Senate Republicans For Violating the Constitution” recently forwarded to Facebook from a site called PoliticsUSA.  The most salient virtue of the piece is to provide a sterling example of Justice David Souter’s recent warning on YouTube about the dangers of “pervasive ci...