Thursday, April 10, 2003

Justice Kennedy tells the truth on Congress and the Supreme Court in speech at Charlottesville

As reported here, Supreme Court Justice Kennedy gave a speech at the University of Virginia and said that the politicians were too political and that the Supreme Court itself is not too friendly to counsel in oral argument: "[We] interrupt and sometimes behave rather badly," Kennedy said. "We're what's called a hot bench in the trade."

Regarding the judicial confirmation process, "What's going on now, there's a lot of fingerpointing, 'Oh, the Democrats are holding this up,"' Kennedy said. "Both parties have been guilty of this, there's some payback going on here, but I think it's time for them to come together."

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